- a thing belonging or appropriate to a period other than that in which it exists, especially a thing that is conspicuously old-fashioned.
“the town is a throwback to medieval times, an anachronism that has survived the passing years”
2. the action of attributing something to a period to which it does not belong.
“it is anachronism to suppose that the official morality of the age was mere window dressing” Oxforddictionaries.com
The project explores the role of anachronism in the discourses of both time and social class.
Through the production of photographic portraiture new readings are sought in a critique of the agency of the term, concentrating on commonly held negative connotations.
The technical processes of the medium itself are employed sympathetically:
Time is part of photography’s fabric, most obviously technically. Time is also a major element of the mediums para-language; how it says.
Conventionally, photographic techniques fix a subject to a particular period of time. Deliberately placing objects outside of their given time for effect, or anachrony is employed to disrupt standard readings and subsequent discourse.
The images ask questions about progress by inferring recurrence. In so doing new readings of class and identity are achieved.