Album is an exhibition comprised of new and existing works by 17 artists currently on the Royal College of Art's Photography MA. Working across the disciplines of photography, film and video, new site-specific works, which seek to respond to the particularities of the surrounding area and Wolstenholme project space, will also be produced.
Whilst the exhibition does not seek to tie individual artists together via an overarching
thematic structure, a unified intention to create and reconstitute existing works, in
relation to the project space, is common to them all. Intrigued by the prospect of
exhibiting in an unconventional gallery space, the decision to show at Wolstenholme
was made, by the group, in order to allow a reciprocity of influence to take place. For
Rebecca Court this has enabled the development of a site specific work across the
buildings exterior, and for Tom Pope the interior network of doors provides a
framework for the production of a work in which the site visitor will be made to
perform. For others presenting still or moving image works the removal of pieces,
from the context of an ostensibly neutral white cube, provides a unique opportunity
for a renewed or unique reading to take place. Similarly, the site itself will, in hosting
the collection, be subject to a process of transformation and re-reading.
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