Uncertain Bristol. Notion/Action series XI

3 Sep 2012 – 30 Sep 2012

Event times

Noon - 11pm

Cost of entry


Tobacco Factory

Bristol, United Kingdom


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Bristol based Oliver Holden, presents a unique body of photographic work for exhibition. Progressive process and uncertain techniques lead to a compelling view of Bristol's landmarks.


Notion/Capture is an ongoing process that explores the possibility of visually representing the formation of memory through photography. The way in which a viewer interprets discernible information in a photograph relies heavily on experience and memory. With this, one reconstructs a certain memory through thought; fragmented, multi-levelled and fluid but with information lacking at certain points. Despite this, perception attempts to fill in the information. Smell, sound and touch enters the equation, transforming the original visual memory into a multi-dimensional sensory experience. Each capture attempts to do just that. Not to 'copy' what is visually seen, but to represent the atmosphere at the point of shutter close. To encourage the viewer to delve into ones memory and experience to complete the picture. Uncertain Bristol focuses on the heart of Bristol's historic industrious landmarks, the docks, factories and railways. These raw materials are striking form, power and grandeur, delivered through the lens of an affected manual film camera under uncertain visceral circumstances. Once captured, the results visually emulate certain stages of memory reconstruction whilst challenging the perception of the viewer

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