Decision Altitude: Incident Report uses the medium of photography to examine the physical and psychological experience of skydiving. Images of falling skydivers are captured using a pin-hole camera and printed using a photo-etching process. The means of capture and output are selected to highlight the performative nature and physicality of photography. Thresholds of light, the body, space, and time are collapsed into the images as the physical limitation of gravity, the impermanence of the body and the medium of photography are explored.
Decision Altitude: Incident Report
Noelle Mason is a trans-media artist who manipulates appropriated images, objects, and contexts to investigate and expose the subtle seductiveness of power facilitated by systems of visual control. Noelle has shown nationally and internationally in a variety of non-traditional spaces, galleries, and institutions including the National Museum of Mexican Art and the Smithsonian Institute. She is the recipient of a Jerome fellowship and the Illinois Art Council International Artist Grant. In 2004, Noelle was a resident at the Skowhegan school of Painting and Sculpture. She holds a BA in both theatre and fine arts from the University of California, Irvine, and received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Noelle currently holds the position of Assistant Professor of Sculpture and Extended Media at the University of South Florida.
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Noelle Mason; Decision Altitude: Incident Report. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research 1 March 2014; 3 (1): 43–51. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2014.3.1.43
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