Do you remember the event or the photograph of it? Do our photographs reflect reality or create a new one? Do you trust your memories or do they change as you do? To what extent does photography impact who we think we are?
In Photographic memory, Baud Postma will consider these questions through an exploration of the interconnected themes of construction, authenticity and artifice as they exist within both memory and photography. Using his distinctive analogue process, the exhibition examines these ideas within the context of our image-saturated and social media obsessed world.
Postma’s sequence of images expresses varying perspectives of the desert, exploring them as a metaphor for memory. Both desert landscapes and personal memories appear fixed and stable but are in fact subject to constant, imperceptible change. The work encompasses re-photographed imagery from his early personal archive, film stills of Lawrence of Arabia and long exposure photographs of time-lapse video footage. Alongside these photographic works, an installation made in collaboration with set designer Jabez Bartlett, spans the lower floor of the exhibition, placing the viewer in a desert-like, immersive display.
The Metro Group was pleased to work with the artist to produce the exhibition at PECKHAM 24, from the prints in Fine Art Giclée Hahnemühle Photo Rag paper to the Bespoke Frames in a Floating Box frame style.
17 – 19 May 2019
Safe House 2,137 Copeland Road, SE15 3SN