Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Simulacrum - elysium gallery’s photography open 2011

'Our era prefers the image to the thing, the copy to the original, the representation to the reality, appearance to being.’ Ludwig Feuerbach

Over the past hundred years our internal memories have been replaced with external aids such as the photograph. These technological crutches are there so we no longer need to store information in our brains.

The implications of replacing our interior memory with an external source means that something will be lost in this process. What is at stake here is every part of our relationship with the world and the people in it. Photography’s sheer ability to be everywhere has affected the collective memory of social and cultural experiences to the extent that photographs can often appear to function as a substitute for the experience themselves.

elysium gallery is looking for work that addresses the notion of photographic representation and the impact this has on the way we see and interact with the world.

A selection of up to 8 images can be submitted. Work must be wall mountable with each image no larger than 20x24 inches.

Entry fee is £10 or £8 for students.

The show will be a selection of the best pieces of work with one overall winner claiming the prize of £200. All successful entrants will also receive a profile page on the elysium gallery web site and an annual subscription to our membership programme free of charge.

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