Exhibition

Henorama

11 Aug 2007 – 9 Sep 2007

Event times

Wed-Sun 12-6

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London, United Kingdom

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Travel Information

  • Aldgate Bus Station 2 mins walk
  • Aldgate East
  • 4 mins walk from Liverpool Street Station

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'Henorama' by David Boulogne

About

"The essence of photographing is not so much to illustrate an object or an event.
It is about creating an event within it." J.Baudrillard.

David Boulogne's photographs are taken on walks to certain transitional and overlooked places on the periphery of the city. On this occasion London's arterial canals and motorways have provided the artist with the subject for a new work entitled Henorama. In the spirit of their particular non-descript character, corresponding to the 'almost-nothingness' of a non-place, Boulogne has traced in what at first glance appeared uneventful the pre-eminent event of the photograph itself. The wide-eyed re-presentation of these uninteresting actualities is captured as the portrait of a history in the most insignificant representation of architectures of present-day urban reality. They become an index of our common and familiar condition shot with flash onto fast-film. These images, which may deny urgency, are never the less witness to the undramatic time-lines of the day-to-day city life. They symbolise collective hope and longing delimited by the loss of any sense of the drama of the real.

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