“Every photograph is a certificate of presence. This certificate is the new embarrassment which its invention has introduced into the family of images.
…..The important thing is that the photograph possesses an evidential force, and that it testimony bears not on the object but on time. From a phenomenological viewpoint, in the Photograph, the power of authentication exceeds the power of representation.” [...]
OBSCURE / REVEAL I
Double-Plate Polymer Etching
280 x 385 mm
“Whatever Photography grants to vision and whatever its manner, a photograph is always invisible: it is not it that we see.”
Camera Lucida by Roland Barthes
This is the first of a new body of work that aims to explore the power of the partially obscured, or inadequately seen, photographic portrait. In this print a powerful abstract swathe of ink threatens the image with invisibility and [...]
by Alice Anderson
The Wellcome Collection
22 July – 18 October 2015
How do we remember the past and commit moments to memory? This is one of the questions that artist Alice Anderson addresses in her latest exhibition ‘Memory Movement Memory Object'. In this painstaking and slick exhibition our visual sensibilities have been given to a treat.
Anderson has taken ordinary objects from our everyday lives and elevated them to iconic status by wrapping them in copper wire; [...]
Fifteen years ago, the United Nations decided to mark the new millennium with a series of targets aimed at improving the lives of the world's poorest people. The Millennium Development Goals focused on eradicating poverty and hunger – improving maternal and child health – and more.
The targets were supposed to have been met this year. But we were told yesterday on BBC2's Newsnight, that 800 million people are still in extreme poverty and [...]
I read this week that eating disorders are on the rise again among girls. They are starving themselves in a tragic, tormented attempt to achieve perfection. It's been dubbed the ‘silent epidemic', and is a disease that creeps silently through the country's schools, colleges, universities and is devastating families.
It is difficult to know how to halt its progress once the illness has taken hold. It affects boys, too, albeit half as often as [...]