Emptiness, Death, Surface, Artifice.
Aspic consists of a series of images taken in an up-market nursing home and presented as small lightboxes in a darkened room. Despite the opulence and beauty on display, despite the grandeur and luxury, a sterile, uneasy silence pervades the works. There is no evidence of these facilities being used, no sign indeed of any human habitation. All is not as it would seem - objects that should be inviting resonate with menace and a hint of melancholy. Seductive yet desolate, frozen in a perpetual present, these views from a sumptuous waiting room to the after-life, play with photography's own intrinsic nature.
Centre for Contemporary Photography
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Seven nights after dark