Show opens 7th December, 6pm – 9pm
Memorandum is both a a record and a reminder for the future.
It functions for me in this duality.
These portraits allow me to express a vision, a warning and a reminder. A reminder about consequence and about perseverance and strength. I came to Paris 6 weeks ago, shot 57 photographic portraits and filmed 10 video portraits. A catalog of sorts. I photographed friends, and friends of friends. The selection of people was quite random and in no way curated. Every person photographed is in the exhibition.
Each one is a collaboration between myself and the subject in which the subject is both exposed and simultaneously fictionalized.
That is the collaboration. Taking what is inherent to the subject and also projecting what I am trying to convey regarding the future and possible outcomes.
Together we create portraits of people who don’t exist in a circumstance that has yet to occur. The portraits are an invitation to the viewer to find themselves – or a part of themselves – in these images. There are also an invitation to more closely examine the consequences of our current means.
On a more personal level, it is a record – or document – of a place and time. The people I’ve met… my friends… and Paris in 2018. This function will not be realized until some point in the future. A point at which my memories of this time fade, the conversations become harder to recall and the details evaporate. This will be my record, my mnemonic device.
A note to my future self.
‘Memorandum’ opens at GCA Gallery on Friday 7th December, 18:00 to 21:00 and runs until Saturday 19th January 2019.
GCA Gallery can be found at 2 place Farhat Hached, 75013 Paris, France.
To enquire about any of the pieces for sale, including those featured here, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org / Tel: +33 6 09 07 75 99 / gcagallery.fr