Louise Harrington uses the body as an artistic language via the use of photographic figurative imagery that remains contrived within a space or surface.
It allows for an implied narrative, an apparent disclosure of the body that challenges intimacy by fragmenting and blurring the boundaries between the body and the landscape through design, construction and deconstruction, multiple or sequenced images. By exploring the language of abstraction within an ethereal space which bends towards a loss of logic in terms of the figurative, her work is recycled and reworked to question the construction of the original image.
It the connection between the exterior of the subject (the figure), the image (the landscape) and the edges (the frame), so that the subject merely informs the surface, and hence allows for a limited exploration, a schizoid view, that cuts the viewer off from the subject and demarks the ambiguous relationship between the artist and the image, the image and the viewer. The structural approach dictated by the nature of the camera’s virtual frame allows for the implication that it is what is left out, beyond the edge, which significantly controls the suggestion of space within the image.
By undermining of the structural mechanisms of photography as merely a document of the performative and of time she unsettles her frames, disengages logic, there is no absolute literalism.