Peter Finnemore: Between the Lines
Art in the Bar
'Reading between the lines' is a phrase suggesting concealed, unspoken or avoided narratives. Images are flexible tools for narrative control in journalism, influencing public opinion and setting ideological agendas.
Between the Lines forms part of an ongoing body of photographic work, using newsprint as a source to provide an alternative interpretation of journalistic accounts. Collectively, it is a collage of around 70 fragmented international events, peopled by politicians, celebrities, sportspeople, military personnel, bystanders, victims and demonstrators. The recurring image of an open mouth acts as a silent scream, an open void, a lost voice. Finnemore stretches taut the pictorial life of the found photograph or headline text towards formless signal or noise.
Between the Lines is part of Diffusion Cardiff’s International Festival of Photography. The festival is initiated and delivered by Ffotogallery in collaboration with a wide range of local, national and international partners and supporters. www.diffusionfestival.org