Forget Nostalgia – A Little Theatre of Self
30d Great Sutton Street, London, EC1V 0DU
21st November – 19th December 2012
Clarisse d’Arcimoles reconstructed a local photographer’s studio in Great Britain a century ago, creating a space in the gallery for the viewer to be transported into a full experience of photography’s unique representation of particular past events. The project facilitated a re-discovery of photography, presenting it as a powerful critical tool of reality and history, resulting in very different ideas of space and of ‘being-in-the-photographic-world’.
These photographs were framed within the context of the exhibition and also printed as postcards, with the intention of being remembered and studied as items of curiosity like their Victorian equivalents. The viewer was invited to suspend their disbelief in the reality of the photograph, considering instead the representational significance of the created icon.