5 Aug 2010 – 5 Sep 2010

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The Aubin Gallery

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • BUS: 21, 43, 55, 76, 141, 205, 214, 243, 271, 394
  • TUBE:Old Street / Shoreditch (CLOSED) / Liverpool Street / Bethnal Green
  • TRAIN: Liverpool Street / Bethnal Green / Moorgate / Old Street

Save Event: FOLK FORM TAXA by Alex Bunn

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FOLK FORM TAXA an exhibition curated by Stuart Semple


Alex is fascinated with formal systems, scientific methods, taxonomy and language, but he is also fascinated with the less formal; he is fascinated by instinct and interpretation. In classifying and organising he poses an important question, in that very act is something is left out? Thus creating the dichotomy that if something becomes clear it may also become incomplete. Anxious tones run through Bunn's work, simultaneously causing seduction and repulsion. The worn down cast of a cast of a cast acts as a measure of uncertainty in its degradation, highlighting a potential disorganisation within systems. The viewer is forced to observe potentially horrifying microscopic detail whilst the surface of the photograph retains distance in its abstract beauty. After conception, the image may be impossible to embody in a single still photograph; it may have accrued multiple perspectives, concealed artefacts or actions. To produce the work Bunn must first devise ways to capture this imagery in a momentary frame without loss. He then embarks on a laborious sourcing and research process where properties are explored until the desired result is achieved. Each artwork then presents a unique set of technical challenges, demanding it's own eclectic set of skill to resolve its making and conception. In order to execute these photographs Bunn has devised a unique photographic rig to control the multi-positioning of a camera. This enables the work to be viewed with microscopic clarity, and what results is a unique super sensory experience.

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