HPU Art Gallery Exhibit: Latency by Megan Bent

HPU Art Gallery Exhibit: Latency by Megan Bent

January 20, 2019 - March 08, 2019

08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Hawaii Loa Campus

HPU Art Gallery, 808-544-9340

Latency by Megan Bent

Opening Reception: Sunday, January 20, 4:00-6:00 PM

Alternative photographic processes using medical imagery.


In photography the latent image is the invisible image on light sensitive material that has not yet been developed. In Latency, Bent is interested in using photography to explore the latency of living with an invisible disability. “As I move through space I am perceived as healthy but inside of my body my immune system mistakes my tendons, ligaments, and joints as invaders, actively working to break them down. This experience, while concealed, is one that has greatly shaped who I am as a person.


I am using the photographic processes of chlorophyll printing, which uses UV light to print images directly onto leaves. I am printing medical imagery from my recurring Dr's visits to track the progress of my disease. People from the disability/invisible/chronic illness community are submitting imagery for me to print, sharing what they feel is invisible about their experience.


Printing my medical imagery reclaims my medicalized body and journey as a patient. Printing on leaves highlights the organic nature of disability while also asking the viewer to confront the bodily impermanence we all share.”




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