Jordan Madge is a 21 year old photographer based in Melbourne, Australia. His work is concerned with journey, and ways of constructing and disseminating narrative in photography. His process includes image appropriation, found objects and his own photographs. In 2015 he graduated with a Bachelor of Photography (Documentary) at Photography Studies College Melbourne. During that year he had a solo show as part of the Photobook Melbourne Festival. In 2016 he was the recipient of the A ustralian Photobook of the Year Award (unpublished) and selected as a finalist for the Photobook Melbourne Photo Prize.
During my stay at the Youkobo Artist Residency I will delve into a visual investigation on building a three dimensional character named Nihon (Japan). Using three different sources of material - found images, archival footage and my own photographs I aim to present the viewer with a set of puzzle pieces to put together themselves and interpret as they please. Wandering fluidly and without direction I will visually respond to feelings and varying stimuli. While recontextualizing pre-existing imagery that has its own visual language and blending it with my own, I will attempt create a third language that will piece together Nihon.