Enjoy is pleased to announce the recipient of our 2016 Summer Residency, Johanna Mechen.
Working with a local Wellington optometrist, Johanna Mechen’s project begins with investigating the phenomena of floaters—ruptured connective vessels which detach from the back of the eye, casting shadows in a subject'svision—to present a poetic illustration of the relationship between photography and optometry.
Reflections on the project will be published during the residency on a blog launching on the 18th January.
Further details of the project's development and opportunities to participate will be released in the new year.
Congratulations Johanna, we look forward to having you at Enjoy!
Johanna Mechen has recently completed a Master of Fine Arts at Massey University Wellington. Her work explores performativity and participation in photographic practice and the role this can play in site based investigations. Her current practice focuses on engagement and participation with a site and its community in order to tell ecological, historical and culture stories—while extending the medium's ability to communicate and be experienced, both through and beyond its many processes. Her work has included still and moving image and has been shown at the CSA Gallery Christchurch, Mahara Gallery Waikanae and The Dowse Art Museum Wellington.