An intensively moving and fresh look at horses by award-wining photographer Tim Flach, questioning how we view and construct the world around us.
'Animals and photography are inextricably linked for me. At the centre of that relationship is a part of a horse' says Flach. No animal has captured the human imagination quite like the horse. Flach's quest to document the horse has resulted in Equus, an incredible project that took seven years to complete, bringing him across continents to Norway, United Arab Emirates, Kenya, Mongolia, Utahâ¦ Photographing horses in a variety of ways, be it in a controlled studio setting, from the back of a motorcycle on rough terrain or in alaboratory, the resulting images are both familiar and surprising, some verging on pure abstraction.
By collecting evidence about horses and chronicling our relationship with them, the artist confronts us with our own questioning about human evolution and interaction with Nature.
Equus photographic book was first released in 2008. The exhibition at Eight Club is timed to coincide with Flach's latest project Dogs-Gods, published at the end of 2010 and now on show for the first time at Samuel Osborne Gallery, London.
Equus at Eight Club is a collaborative project between curator Yu Sun and M van Fullbroeck Associates.