Max Le Feuvre
Recreation, Regulation, Meditation
Whether enjoying a ‘knock-up’ on the tennis court, playing a game of football or simply going for a swim, recreational sporting activities are expressive pursuits intended for fun and relaxation. However, due to the various rules, boundaries and regulations often associated with them, recreational sports can in equal measure also be seen as largely controlled. ‘Recreation, Regulation, Meditation’ attempts to convey this tension through the visual documentation of empty sports spaces. Combining a representation of the formal and disciplined qualities of shape and structure together with the abstract and meditative qualities of light and colour, the resulting photographs reveal recreational spaces to be locations in which notions of discipline and dreaminess merge together in a peculiar yet poetic harmony.
Savannah Bracewell • Maisie Buchanan • Margaret Cooke • Max Le Feuvre • Matthew McCracken • Lauren McNeice • Joanna Penney • Gemma Smyth • Aimee Somerville • Phil Wood • Mollie Young •