Reaction consists of expired polaroid film that has been exposed to light, dissected, scanned at high resolution, and formed as sculptural photographs. Although chemical reactions are predictable and precise, the resulting microcosms of reactions in Naim’s series are precarious, or glitched, due to the Polaroid’s expiration. The constant magnification and examination of the film becomes a dichotomy to the polaroid’s original instantaneous way of image making.
The photograph’s rim mimics the content within the image as a way to free the works of their internal and external tensions. Enlarging chemical reactions to embody their own shape, and reducing lines between the micro and macro, aims to play with scale as an interchangeable aspect.