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Forget Nostalgia – A Little Theatre of Self

Edwardian scholars may be interested in the following exhibition, opening in November.

Clarisse’s d’Arcimoles’ second solo exhibition with BREESE LITTLE, Forget Nostalgia – A Little Theatre of Self will explore photography’s ability to trap and record time. By recreating Victorian photographs of anonymous sitters with herself as the subject, d’Arcimoles will use a variety of styles, characters, and backdrops to encourage the viewer to follow the historical photographic journey of women and their victories of emancipation.

d’Arcimoles will reconstruct a local photographer’s studio in Britain a century ago, creating a space in the gallery for the viewer to be transported into a full experience of photography’s unique representation of particular past events. The project will facilitate a re-discovery of photography, presenting it as a powerful critical tool of reality and history, resulting in very different ideas of space and of ‘being-in-the-photographic-world’. Continue reading