V&A Victoria and Albert Museum, London
VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM | Cromwell Road
SW7 2RL London
artists & participants
The essence of photography lies in its seemingly magical ability to fix shadows on light-sensitive surfaces. Normally, this requires a camera. Shadow Catchers, however, presents the work of five international contemporary artists - Floris Neusüss, Pierre Cordier, Susan Derges, Garry Fabian Miller and Adam Fuss - who work without a camera. Instead, they create images on photographic paper by casting shadows and manipulating light, or by chemically treating the surface of the paper.
Images made with a camera imply a documentary role. In contrast, camera-less photographs show what has never really existed. They are also always 'an original' because they are not made from a negative. Encountered as fragments, traces, signs, memories or dreams, they leave room for the imagination, transforming the world of objects into a world of visions.
Shadow Catchers: Camera-less Photography
Kurator: Barclays Wealth
Künstler: Floris Neusüss, Pierre Cordier, Susan Derges, Garry Fabian Miller, Adam Fuss