Inkjet prints, frames, 30x40cm with passe-partout.

In the dark of public parties, Topakian photographed the scene blindly without seeing what happens herself. The wide-angle and the flash allowed her not to care about the focus or the aiming, enabling a large undirected frame containing the crowd. It is then only in post-production, that she is able to concentrate on particular faces - the faces of those who do not seem to celebrate along with the crowd; who appear alone or temporarily abandoned. In this work the window-mount cropping tightens the image more than simply framing it – covering all of the photograph with the exception of one revealed face. The images presented here are digital simulations of their presentation on the wall: framed with a window mount.

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