Samantha Johnston​

Using the traditional medium of film, Samantha created a collection of works that enter the realm of cinema and its relationship with the still image. Familiar objects are strategically placed and elevated in the mise-en-scène. Each image is a fictional fragment with enigmatic details that are suspended. There are no middles with no beginnings or endings, but a hinge point of narrative. Samantha wants to bring a discourse we have with objects and create an encounter that arises comfortingly familiar scenes but yet stills feels unfamiliar to us.


Staging, shooting, processing, printing this is the rhythm of her practice that takes hold of the artist to the point of obsession. Cinema and theory have created the base layer of her ideas flooding her senses with words and imagery that invokes imaginative scenes that she must create, a photograph.