Tuesday, 22 May 2012
Work from Bungled Memories.
“Using the conventions of the still life genre, this project examines the thesis that accidents are not necessarily ‘accidents’. Drawing on the parapraxes that Freud called ‘the psychopathology of everyday life’, the photographs record domestic objects broken by the author. ‘Bungled Memories’ challenges the assumption that the still life genre picture is purely ‘formal’ and the pictures draw attention to the social and cultural significance of the domestic field. Written captions alongside the photographs give clues to hidden (unconscious) meaning. The work also refers to fragments of paintings by Jean-Baptiste Greuze, the French painter championed in the late C18th by Enlightenment critic, Denis Diderot.” – David Bate