Les Petites Morts (The Little Deaths) 2010-2011
Assembled under the title 'Les Petites Morts' (The Little Deaths) are a number of photographs and an exhibits case. The series explores the inability to process an event. The scene is a bed and a wall. The forensic officer's task is to gather information, photograph, examine and retrieve evidence. By coupling forensic procedures with a personal aesthetic, the work forms something of a hybrid, which expresses a contradictory desire to reveal and yet conceal. Evidence may be erased and made invisible to the naked eye. But evidence as memory persists, and things may bear a residual memory. By using specialist lighting techniques and chemical treatments, scientists and specialist photographers are able to reveal that which is otherwise hidden.
Kristianne Drake • Rita Fevereiro • Will Jennings • Jacopo Maino • Gemma Marmalade • Heather Miller • Vilma Pimenoff • Minerva de Carvalho •