ââ¦one can force the camera to create the unpredictable, the improbable, the informativeâ¦' Vilem Flusser - Towards a Philosophy of Photography
Elusive brings together the work of 29 artists. It features photography, video, performance and book works. Although all the imagery relates to the camera, none is about photography itself. It could be argued that the camera apparatus, although a recording instrument, also offers a space for play. The idea being explored here is of the camera as conduit, a place for the imagination. Light enters the interior space, some kind of magic occurs, and it exits transformed. This will not happen every time a camera is picked up - you have to make it happen. The results can be erratic and fickle, elusive even. The work featured in this exhibition gives us an opportunity to examine imagery which is unpredictable, improbable, informative and capricious - but never dull.
Curated by Sian Bonnell
With artists: Suky Best/Karen Brett/Karhryn Faulkner/Anna Fox/Toby Glanville/Laura Guy/Fergus Heron/Jane Hilton/Juneau Projects/Uta Kogelsberger/Chrystel Lebas/Anthony Luvera/John Miles/Wendy McMurdo/Trish Morrissey/Heidi Morstang/Spencer Murphy/Magali Nougarede/Chino Otsuka/Helen Sear/Self Publish, Be Happy/Nigel Shafran/David Spero/Tansy Spinks/Eva Stenram/Clare Strand/Patricia Townsend/Steven Tynan/Verdi Yahooda
Special Events: Please see http://www.camberwell.arts.ac.uk/camberwellspace for updated schedule of events that will be running to coincide with Elusive.
Sian Bonnell is an artist, photographer, curator and Associate Professor of Photography at University College Falmouth. Her work has been exhibited and published nationally and internationally. She combines her art practice with running TRACE, which is an artist-led project that curates exhibitions of new written, audio and visual work.
Elusive is a collaboration between Camberwell Space, Sian Bonnell and the BA Photography course at Camberwell College of Arts. A Camberwell Press publication will accompany the exhibition, which will include an essay by Martin Newth, Course Director Photography, Camberwell College of Arts.
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