Durlescombe is a series of photographs made in Devon in the South West of England during 2015 and 2016. The work documents the people, places, landscapes and local industries of a fading rural culture. But Durlescombe is a constructed, imaginary place. It is an amalgam, a typical town, unspecific and representative, one that provides a narrative distance from the persuasive mode of documentary realism and a space in which questions about familiarity, attachment and belonging might be asked. The images of Durlescombe - a layered assemblage of my photographs, family history pictures and found illustrations - are in this way both actual records and speculative fictions.
Glauco Canalis • Robert Darch • Sian Davey •