My next solo show, Forget Nostalgia, will be staged at Breese Little from November 2012, exploring photography’s ability to trap and record time. By recreating photographs of anonymous sitters, in a variety of styles, characters and backdrops, I hope to encourage the viewer to follow the photographic journey of women and their victories of emancipation. By imaging photographic life at the local photographer’s studio in Britain a century ago, I will create a space within the gallery where the viewer will be transported into a re-creation of an old photographic studio, so they can fully experience the nature of photography as a unique representation of particular past events.
The project hopes to create a re-discovery of photography, presenting it as a powerful critical tool of reality and history; a very different idea not only of space but also of ‘being-the-photographic-world’, would emerge. The audience will be able to experience these fictions in the form of surroundings they might not normally aspire to.
These photographs are not only going to be displayed and framed on the walls of the exhibition but also be printed as postcards, hoping to be remembered and studied in a century as items of curiosity. The viewer needs believe not only in the reality of the photograph but more importantly to believe in the truth of the representational power and significance of the created icon.
Raising funds for Forget Nostalgia will allow me to buy some more materials in order to create more scenic backdrops, hire beautiful Victorian costumes that match the scenery and cover the artist& 39;s exhibition costs.
One of my wishes is to publish this collection of re-created photographs in book form, including the research and process of working from the original photograph to the final re-creation.
The Rewards are mostly in the form of books and postcards, all will be signed with a thank you note.The larger print rewards will be "your choice" and all prints will be signed with the edition number.(Edition of 25)