Experiments in Impossibility is an ongoing project to test every type of Impossible Project instant film, the unstable successor to Polaroid. I began this project in 2010 & continue to use this new instant film with mySX-70 camera in order to test the parameters of the film and create a typology of light and emulsion.

The film itself is highly volatile, changing in terms of light and temperature sensitivity as well as chemical make-up from batch to batch, rarely yielding predictable results. These properties are often understood as failures of the film. I assert however, that this film just records a different type of visual information that simply does not match what our eyes can see. Instead it extends our vision, rendering the invisible, visible, & reasserting the instability of photography.


(Over 500 unique Impossible Prints available for exhibition | Contact: lisa@lisamccarty.com)