A Catalogue of Misfortune
26 Jun 2015 – 28 Jun 2015
Open 12-7pm Friday and 12-5pm Saturday and Sunday.
- 111-113 St John Street
- EC1V 4JA
- United Kingdom
A Catalogue of Misfortune has emerged from my fascination with people's smashed mobile screens and the stories of how they got broken. I make intricate drawings of the crack patterns; transforming 21st Century technological mishaps into delicate web-like prints using the traditional technique of drypoint. These drawings are juxtaposed with short texts based on interviews with the unfortunate owners. Their stories give us a snapshot of their daily lives, while their efforts to make sense of their accidents and come to terms with them reveal diverse attitudes towards chance events, modern technology, imperfection and the impermanence of things.
A Catalogue of Misfortune will be published in a numbered limited edition of 750. To accompany the launch there will be an exhibition of the original drypoint prints.