Thursday, 5 November 2009
Form and content: Exhibitions
I think its important to have a 'show' that will incorporate a selection of material and a in varying formats and mediums. I don't know why (though I think I could work it out), but it seems this should be a more than photos on a wall and words on a page. The two have got to swap places, or rather have no defined places, and they must be together yet exist successfully alone.
The Photographs, such as they are: some deserve big. Very big. And some, especially series, can be a lot smaller. Perhaps really small. One thing that seems certain is that they be of a high quality; a main element of this project is the emphasis on craft, on something done properly. Clearly how we present our work has to reflect and honour this. Somehow it feels that the photos should be on aluminum. Or a similar tough, yet beautiful surface, no frame to distract (?), no glass to obscure from the subject matter. As little sense of being preserved in aspic as possible.