“Whatever is true for space and time, this much is true for place: we are immersed in it and could not do without it. To be at all – to exist in any way – is to be somewhere, and to be somewhere, is to be in some kind of place.”
One of photography’s most intrinsic and oldest objectives has been to secure a moment of time and offer it as evidence of some sort of true, concrete experience. But how fixed is that experience, and can the photographs we use as evidence actually work as a contradiction to a ‘fixed’ reality? This is not a new idea, but in an increasingly media- mediated, migratory, travelling communication-savvy world the idea is becoming more visible and more complex.
The exhibition “Between Here and There” brings together artists whose work explores environments as a testament to our presence, existence, identity and our place in society. Each photographer reveals the impact our environment and surroundings have on who we are, and in turn how our existence, and identity shapes the way we perceive these environments to be. In some instances, the photographic works are bereft of a human presence, and signal a longing, or desire to escape a societal world into places of tranquility and solitude. In others the figure, or hand of the artist exists as an indicator of change and transformation. These paradoxical interpretations of the environment as both temporal and timeless show the diversity of relationships we have with the physical world around us.
Sylvia Adams, James Chincharo, Andrew Chu, Kim Cunningham, Rachel Delacourt, Derek Dewey-Leader, Catherine Johnson, Dafydd Kemp, Joe Lang, Matt Rolfe, David Thomas-Smith, Alan Underwood-Parry.