Friday, 25 January 2013

Ghosts of History

Jo Teeuwisse blurs visual histories. Her work, which has gained widespread acclaim involves merging the past with the present making it possible to time travel visually back to WWII.

Ms Teeuwisse, who is Dutch, has found a way of manipulating images so that historical events from her own country and war-torn Europe are brought to life in the present. In effect, she is engaging in a form of augmented reality albeit static rather than live material.

The images are at times disturbing, conjuring up images of ghosts and other dimensional engagement. And in effect, this is true as she creates a portal from past realities to present day.
The photos for this post are reproduced with the permission of Ms Teeuwisse. See her web and Facebook pages for more of these startling images.

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