Élan Vital. 'The present contains nothing more than the past, and what is found in the effect was already in the cause.' Henri Bergson. Since the mid-nineteenth Century, photography has been seen as a method to represent, classify and measure the world around us. By re-invention of histories and technologies from the past, this work explores avenues in which the photograph can depict the complex relationships between the natural world and the human body. By extending the period of capture, the visual identity of each of the photographs are distorted, rewarding the viewer with mysterious photographs that echo the rudimentary light gathering techniques practised by early photographers.
Gabrielle Farah • Brian Naughton • Kiriya Nishina • Josie Taylor • John Trickey • John Ward • David West •