PHOTOFUSION SALON / 19
5th December - 23 January 2020
The Light is a Memory is a new series of unique photograms, developed in the Photofusion Photography Centre dark rooms by myself and Jessica Rayner. The Light is a Memory I print was selected by Dr. Lucy Soutter, art historian, critic, artist and course leader in MA Photography at University of Westminster to be shown in the annual members exhibition.
The series of ‘unique multiples’ are black and white photograms produced in small editions. The unique camera-less prints take visual and material reference from the site-specific installation The Shape of Light. The tracing paper used to build it is imbued with the material memory of that place and is reused here as a paper negative.
Diagonal linear shapes gradually build a tonal gradient across the image to form a dark, square void or aperture in the centre. Through a range of exposure times, varying amounts of visual information are revealed across minimal and complex compositions in light and dark tones. The images are built in two dimensions, collapsing the geometric space the artists developed in three dimensions and posing questions about our perceptual understanding of light and our sense of immediate environment.