Modus Operandi is a joint exhibition by Ryszard Dabek and Anne Kay. Two distinct bodies of photographic work (26 bus stops & Beige and Brown Customs) have been brought together to generate a complex discourse of inter-relatedness and difference based on aesthetic, social, political and economic concerns. Anne Kay's Beige and Brown Customs (2001), were produced in Los Angeles, where the activity of photographing became a way of recording and processing what was different and new. Ryszard Dabek's 26 bus stops (1999/2002), were methodically photographed while travelling between the towns of Kosina and Solina in south east Poland, almost always from a moving vehicle.
Each series employs a documentary framework to deal with typologies of vehicles and modes of transport, a way of coming to terms with a place and its landscape; while the formal approaches employed in the two series of work are vastly different, each is borne of process.
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Anne Kay acknowledges the generous support of the Samstag Program.
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