Catharine Maloney: Teleplay, Part I (Skinnerboox, 2015)

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Color, Contemporary, Photobook
 

For the past five years Catharine Maloney has combined and recorded her interest in men, outer space, and play in her photographic series Teleplay, Part I. The result is a spiral bound 62 page book from Skinnerboox Books (Italy).  The book is filled with playful men,  bright-makeshift costumes, and backdrops.  Her photographs are helter-skelter constructions, manipulated by hand or crudely on the computer, in order to create a strange place.” (https://printedmatter.org/events/394)

 

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© 2015 Catharine Maloney, Skinnerboox

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© 2015 Catharine Maloney, Skinnerboox


 

“How did Teleplay, Part 1 get started?

I was inspired by looking at old Star Trek episodes and photographs by Ralph Eugene Meatyard. There is a Teleplay, Part 2, I am still working on it.

Where does the title come from?

It’s a play on words, mixing television and play together. I added the “Part, 1” because I want the series of photographs to have a narrative arc.

As low-fi as these are, the process seems to have many layers. Can you tell me a bit more about your process in making these pictures…. from start to finish?

First I find the turtle necks, usually at Goodwill, then I sew gold details onto them from a women’s extra large blouse I found. The models are friends that are hanging out at social gatherings or concerts. They put on the turtle neck and I place them in front of a backdrop or we find a place. I photograph them for fifteen minutes. I like to wait until they get a little bit distracted or are laughing. Sometimes I ask them to do physical actions…the picture is often more interesting when there are multiple people in it. Afterwards I get the film processed and scan it in at home. I add different things to in in Photoshop or by sending it out for cheap prints to monkey with.” Catharine Maloney in an interview with the Humble Arts Foundation (http://hafny.org/blog/2015/5/catharine-maloney-interview)

 

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Please note: All images and texts are protected by Copyright and belong to the Artist.
 
Artist: http://www.catharinemaloney.com/
 
Publisher: http://www.skinnerboox.com/boox/teleplay/
 

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