Walls in the Riverbed
Walls in the Riverbed presents fragments of history, creating a setting in which the viewer can piece together a narrative from different sources of information related to the archive. The mixed media approach of the archival project resembles much of history’s gathering over time as a process of curation. Explored by the project in the context of photography is the concept that “the photograph interprets reality; the archive accurately catalogues the ensemble of interpretations and by their very structure, maintain a hidden connection between knowledge and power” in constructing a reality of the past as the historical agent of memory (Sekula 2002, p. 446; Demos 2012, p. 60; Enwezor 2008, p. 46).
Adam Bennett • Ilona Denton • Adrian Fear • Matthew Keenan • Justin Keene • Paul Railton •