Forget Nostalgia: Clerkenwell
Clarisse’s d’Arcimoles’ second solo exhibition with BREESE LITTLE, Forget Nostalgia – A Little Theatre of Self, explores photography’s ability to trap and record time.
30d Great Sutton Street,
Open: Tues – Sat, 12 – 6pm or by appointment.
Until 19th December 2012.
d’Arcimoles has reconstructed a local photographer’s studio in 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 facilitates 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’.
The photographs are 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 is invited to suspend their disbelief in the reality of the photograph, considering instead the representational significance of the created icon.