Writing the Error

In Pursuit of Error is a practice research project which evolves through theorizing the nature of the error in photography, and, more broadly, the ideology of the ‘mistake’ in visual culture.  Through analyzing the images and narratives that are contributed to the project, I have developed several strands of inquiry, resulting in papers and articles which have been published and presented nationally and internationally.

Publications and presentations are listed below, most are available to download or read online:

November 2018  ‘A Trace of Actions Unseen: The Photographic Error as Photography ‘in performance’ at Times and Movements of the Image

Conference paper presented at Times and Movements of the Image, International Conference 15-16 November 2018 ESAD.CR, Caldas da Rainha & Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal

September 2018 ‘Living Images: The Photographic Error as Embodied Knowledge’ at Creative Image

Conference paper presented at Creative Image: Ways of Seeing, Representing and Reshaping Reality, First International Conference of the Visual Research Network, 26-27 September 2018, Manchester University, UK

May 2018 ‘Neither the One or the Other: Photographic Errors – Subjectivity, Subversion and the In-between’ in MAI: Feminism and Visual Culture

Published in the inaugural issue of the new academic journal MAI:Feminism and Visual Culture. Read the article here

March 2018  ‘The Value of Uncertainty: The Photographic Error as Embodied Knowledge’ at Helsinki Photomedia

Conference paper presented at Helsinki Photomedia – Reconsidering the “Post-Truth Condition”: Epistemologies of the Photographic Image, 26-28 March 2018, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland

Tracy Piper-Wright The Value of Uncertainty – Helsinki Photomedia 2018

January 2018 ‘In Pursuit of Error’ in Propeller

Some of my own work on the error published in Propeller Edition #1 Mancha | Stain.  The edition highlights different approaches to the concept of mancha/stain, from spirituality to materiality, from assertiveness to error, from digital to analogue photograms.

Tracy Piper-Wright In Pursuit of Error

November 2016 ‘The Intermittent Image’ at Post Screen

Conference paper presented at Post Screen: Intermittence+Interference, part of the International Festival of Art, New Media and Cybercultures,  17-18 November 2016, Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, Lisbon, Portugal.

Tracy Piper-Wright The Intermittent Image – Post Screen 2016

September 2015 ‘In Pursuit of Error’ at Carbon Meets Silicon

Video slide show and symposium discussion presented at Carbon Meets Silicon, The Arts Expo of  ITA15 (The International Technologies and Applications Conference), 8-11 September 2015, Glyndwr University, Wrexham, Wales

CARBON meets SILICON exhibition catalogue