Paulo Catrica’s SUBTOPIA proposes to build a cognitive map on the contemporary condition of the New Towns in the United Kingdom.
Assuming a descriptive mood the photographs endorse landscape as a cultural construction. They look into urbanism and architecture as ideological epitomes, seen through the organization of public spaces.
Operating as visual fragments of a non-existent whole,Subtopia intents to create an imaginary new town by assembling photographs from five different towns, chosen according to the different historical and political phases of the New Towns program:
Stevenage (1946), Harlow (1947), Cumbernauld (1955) Runcorn (1964) and Milton Keynes (1967).
Reclaiming an allegorical condition, as palimpsests, the photographs trace other layers beneath the image surface. They affirm their arbitrariness and contingency, refusing any intention to impose a unitary vision upon the subject.
In their subjective task they aim to further another possibility to quest the significance of suburban space In post-war British culture and ‘collective memory’.
Supervisors: Professor Mitra Tabrizian and David Bate
65 photographs in variable print sizes.
* 10 photographs framed 85 x 100 cms. aprox.
* 55 x image size 21x26cms display on tables
THURSDAY 21 JUNE, 6PM – 10PM
FRIDAY 22 – SUNDAY 24 JUNE, 10AM – 7PM
Monday 25 June, 10am – 4pm
T1, OLD TRUMAN BREWERY, 81 BRICK LANE, LONDON E1 6QL
MA Photojournalism alumnus Jason Larkin is now showing at Flowers Gallery
Jason Larkin Past Perfect
Centred around questions of authenticity and the representation of collective histories, Past Perfect (2008 – 2016), is a new series of photographs by British photographer Jason Larkin, highlighting the visual presentation of war and conflict within public museums around the world.