In an age of 'disembodied media' to be present is not a requirement for interaction. Much of contemporary life is a series of absent-presences; a voice on a phone or an image on a screen. As Walter Benjamin has argued; mass reproduction has stripped art of its 'aura'. In this work, Haugh has begun to explore the materiality and aura of 'presence' by using a laborious image making process from the 19th century to photograph those close to him. Haugh has produced one of a kind glass plates in order to translate the experience of 'presence' to the viewer. This exploration reflects on the physicality of human interaction and presence.
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