Wednesday, 16 July 2014

New Exhibition At Galerie Paris-Beijing In Brussels Debuting "Lunar Caustic" Opens 20th September

I am very, very, very excited to announce that my new collaborative series, "Lunar Caustic" will debut later this year at the wonderful Galerie Paris-Beijing in September!!! Part of an exciting trio exhibition entitled "Beijing Silvermine" Thomas Sauvin, Lei Lei and I will have carte blanche in the Brussels space, presenting our re-workings of the archive the Silvermine. 

Here is an excerpt from the Press Release, "Hundreds of thousands of images – so many moments snapped by strangers are tirelessly salvaged by Thomas Sauvin, following a meeting in the Northern periphery of the capital city, with Xiao Ma, a recycler who collects negatives in order to retrieve the Silver Nitrate. Sauvin, a collector, curator and publisher who has resided in Beijing since 2003 gathers half a million anonymous negatives in 35 mm colour, dating from 1985 to 2005 and ultimately destined for destruction. 

Presented on the second floor, is the debut of Lunar Caustic, a conceptual collaborative reworking of the archive by British artist Melinda Gibson. Between art and chemistry, prints are burned with Hydrochloric Acid and coated with Silver Nitrate, isolating the true essence of the imagery, revealing the unstable, palpable, organic uncontrollable object. Their scientifically charged intervention gives the already digested images a new existence, poetically evolving the tale of destructive innovation and leading to ultimately rebirth. It is down to Gibson’s artistic interventions that it is as if these photographs of yesterday are propelled into today’s world." 

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Friday, 11 July 2014

Foam "Spotlight - 5 Year Of Talent" Exhibited At Les Rencontres d'Arles & Felix&Foam Amsterdam

I was very pleased to see and surprised that my series, "The Photograph As Contemporary Art" is part of the wonderful Foam's Spotlight - 5 Years of Talent in a presentation exhibition during the opening week of Les Rencontres d'Arles! Being 1 of the selected 15 winners of the 2010 Talent Award, it was excellent to be part of this exciting display, as Foam describe.

"All the work that was included in the past five Talent Issues will be projected onto monumental, open books that are suspended from the ceiling of the exhibition space in Amsterdam and within the walls in Arles. The space also features a reading table where the publications will be made available to the public and includes exclusive interviews with the photographers from the various Talent Issues. With work from over 60 photographers, Spotlight - 5 Years of Talent displays the diversity of  contemporary photography."

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