Aura and Trace: The Hauntology of the Rephotographic Image

A practice-led PhD by Michael Schofield

 

ASSOCIATED OUTPUTS

 

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Punctum Temporis

2014

A short film on photography and the philosophy of time
featuring Prof. Robin Le Poidevin, author of Images of Time.
The film was completed as part of my dissertation project
for MA in CInema and Photography, at the University of Leeds,
and was the real catalyst for this research project.



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Residuum Exhibition

Left Bank Leeds, 22/09/17

Solo show featuring test pieces from
this research and other related projects.
The event featured photography, experimental
film and performance elements, and was
also the launch party for my critically acclaimed
hauntological work, CC-AM



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CC-AM

2017

AV album on the hauntology of shortwave radio.
The work featured photography and video pieces
alongside field recordings and experimental music.

AM received much praise from critics
including The Wire, who described it as:

"everything hauntology could and should be in 2017"



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Outside Time

2016

Short film created as indicative practice for the PhD.
The film used archive photographs and my own
images of place to investigate representations of
absence in urban space. The work looked at
the comparative paucity of children playing in
the streets today, as a form of haunting.



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A Womb with a View

2016

My first work which attempted to push the practice
of rephotography to its formal limits. This photo book,
self-published in 2016, attempted to document the
first year of my daughter's life by taking the same
two photographs, 365 times.



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The Disappearing City

2014-2018

Ongoing photography project which attempts to
chart, through rephotography and other methods,
the gradual disappearance of Leeds as an
industrial city, and the effacement of its
working class history.

 

 

 

DOSSIER

ASSOCIATED PUBLICATIONS

 

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Failures of Presence

Michael C Coldwell

2017

A photo book on absence in the man-altered landscape.
Self-published in 2017, the book also features a
key essay entitled The Eerie and the Banal.

It is dedicated to the memory of Mark Fisher.



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Temporal Illusions

Blog

2013-2018

My ongoing research blog, featuring posts
on this project and other related investigations



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Forthcoming

 

Deconstructed Rephotography

AMPS Proceedings Series 11: Mediated City 4

2019

A short paper on my work on rephotography
as delivered at the Architecture_MPS conference
entitled Moving Images - Static Spaces,
in Istanbul, Turkey, April 2018.



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Forthcoming

 

The Impossible Photograph:
Rephotography, slum clearance
and the representation of absence

UnMediated Journal

2018

A photo essay on slum clearance and memory,
for the London School of Economics Journal
of Politics and Communication

 

 

 

TEST PIECES


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Fantasmograph

2018

A test piece for The Remote Viewer.
This one uses images from the Godfrey Bingley archive
and hauntological music by Conflux Coldwell



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Slum Clearance

2017

A test piece for The Remote Viewer.
This one uses images from the Quarry Hill archive
and hauntological music by Conflux Coldwell



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Maquettes

2016-2017

First attempts at deconstructed
rephotography of Godfrey Bingley's
glass plate negatives

This was before I had done additional location research