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London Project / Traces on The Curated Fridge!

One of my favourite images from London Project / Traces has been selected for the December 2016/January 2017 exhibition by The Curated Fridge.

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Untitled – London Project / Traces

The Curated Fridge is the brainchild of Yorgos Efthymiadis, a unique project with the aim of celebrating fine art photography and connecting photographers from around the world.

This exhibition was guest curated by Elin Spring – founder, editor and head writer of the photography blog “What Will You Remember?”, featuring exhibit reviews, curator and artist interviews, book reviews and commentary.

Here’s a photograph of The Curated Fridge in its entirety – my photograph is on the bottom door. You can see all of the photographer’s work on their websitefacebook page, and on their instagram feed.

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The Curated Fridge, by The Curated Fridge

Here’s also a link to their lovely video of afternoon shadows  coincidentally framing my image of afternoon shadows on the bottom door:  https://www.facebook.com/pg/thecuratedfridge/videos/

My photograph is from a sketch-series of images exploring the light, shadows, and layers of reflections that appear momentarily in my everyday environment, documenting the juxtaposition of plants and trees – cultivated and wild – with built structures.

To find out more about The Curated Fridge take a look at this interesting article on Lenscratch.

Thank you Yorgos and Elin for including my work in this show!

 

 

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London Project / Traces in fLIP 31 – out now!

Issue 31 of fLIP magazine – for London Independent Photography – is out now!

This edition  has the overarching theme ‘Neighbouhood’ and includes an exploration of the different geographical areas and communities in London.

This photograph from my series ‘London Project /Traces is in the section ‘HOW WE SEE: NEIGHBOURHOOD’

Untitled - London Project / Traces

Untitled – London Project / Traces

Offering an independent voice for photographic practice in London, and costing a very reasonable £4.00, fLIP is published 3 times per year to engage readers in a wider dialogue concerning diverse approaches to photography.

fLIP issue 31 is avaliable from the following stockists:

Online:

London:

  • Photographers Gallery Bookshop, 16-18 Ramillies Street, London W1F 7LW
  • National Portrait Gallery Bookshop, St Martin’s Place, London WC2H 0HE
  • Whitechapel Gallery Bookshop, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX
  • Serpentine Gallery Bookshop, Queensborough Terrace, London W2 3XA
  • Eastside Books, 166 Brick Lane, London E1 6RU

Cardiff: 

  • Third Floor Gallery, 102 Bute Street, Cardiff CF10 5AD

Chasing Shadows at Hackney WickED!

Chasing Shadows (multilayered silent film) will be showing at this year’s Hackney WickED festival, in the Lab Film Projects Cinema Lounge!

About Hackney WickED:

Hackney WickED is an annual arts festival taking place all around Hackney Wick, London from 1st August.

The festival is a dynamic force for promoting local culture – dedicated to providing a platform for artists to showcase their work alongside established and international names.

About the Lab Film Projects Cinema Lounge:

Screenings and performances of contemporary artist’s film and video, alongside live audio-visual performance and installation. Exciting, surprising, innovative and challenging, with appearances by directors and artists, the cinema is personal and engaging, and the place to see cutting-edge moving image works.

Times:

Chasing Shadows will be in the Experimental Film section of the main programme which also includes live performances halfway through.  The two programmes run from 12-7.30pm on Saturday 2nd August (experimental films towards the end) and 12-7.30pm on Sunday 3rd August (experimental films first).

Location:

Swan Wharf, 2nd Floor Cinema Lounge, 60 Dace Road, Hackney Wick, London, E3 2NQ

Chasing Shadows - steps

Chasing Shadows – steps

Chasing Shadows is a night journey, a peaceful sleepwalk through a silent world bereft of people.  As the evening light transforms the everyday into a dreamlike state, familiar urban landscapes disappear underneath resilient vegetation.

For this series I used long exposures on 35mm black and white film to record the contemplative stillness of the night, the only movement in the wind blowing through leaves. I hand printed the images with lith developer on old fibre based paper to create single edition prints with a tactile quality and degraded aesthetic reminiscent of illustrative drawing or etching.

Winning a 2013 Islington Exhibits Artists Award, I was commissioned to rework the images into a large-scale projection installation for solo exhibition, which I have since further refined using multiple exposure layering of the images. The projection paradoxically represents the frozen moments as transitory echoes of the original, each dissolving into the next in a slow, rhythmic loop.

Here is some documentation of the original projection installation:

Chasing Shadows - time based projection installation

Chasing Shadows – projection

Click here to see the film

Click here to see more of the series