the specters series is an on-going autotemporal photography/object/performance work that spontaneously emerged at the same time i started reading object oriented philosophy. i am particularly interested in timothy morton’s concepts of specters, spectrality, and subscendence, as well as the overall structure of how object oriented ontology views the world - through objects (aka the quadruple object). there is a sense of deep engagement, commitment, and ethic to the actual present moment, to all objects/entities that exist there/here.
the more we think ecological beings - a human, a tree, an ecosystem, a cloud - the more we find ourselves obliged to think them not as alive or dead, but as spectral. the more we think them, the more we discover that such beings are not solidly “real” nor completely “unreal” - in this sense, too, ecological beings are spectral.
+ timothy morton, p.55, humankind, verso, 2017