Exhibition

Shadow Catchers: Camera-less Photography

13 Oct 2010 – 20 Feb 2011

Regular opening hours

Monday
10:00 – 17:45
Tuesday
10:00 – 17:45
Wednesday
10:00 – 17:45
Thursday
10:00 – 17:45
Friday
10:00 – 22:00
Saturday
10:00 – 17:45
Sunday
10:00 – 17:45

V&A - Victoria & Albert Museum

London
England, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • C1,14,74,414
  • South Kensington

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The essence of photography lies in its seemingly magical ability to fix shadows on light-sensitive surfaces. Normally, this requires a camera. Shadow Catchers, however, presents the work of five international contemporary artists - Floris Neusüss, Pierre Cordier, Susan Derges, Garry Fabian Miller and Adam Fuss - who work without a camera. Instead, they create images on photographic paper by casting shadows and manipulating light, or by chemically treating the surface of the paper. Images made with a camera imply a documentary role. In contrast, camera-less photographs show what has never really existed. They are also always 'an original' because they are not made from a negative. Encountered as fragments, traces, signs, memories or dreams, they leave room for the imagination, transforming the world of objects into a world of visions.

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