Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Facing the Future

Facing the Future an open photographic show at the Elysium Artspace, Swansea, opening on the11th July 2009.  I am happy that my work Kali Yuga will be showing within the exhibition, you can view some of this work at a previous entry on this blog back on May 13th 09.  What interested me about this exhibition was the thought of change but from so many different angles, not just from social and climatic prospects but also that of the future of photography itself.  What is photography going to do next or indeed what is it turning into?  Is photography under threat like an animal fighting against extinction, what does this say about our world now?  It will be interesting to see what comes out of the debate taking place at Rhubarb on the 30th of July: “Photography is Dead.”  Maybe as I seem to be repeating this issue many times of late, but maybe photography will return to its origins, or at least this is what I myself am in hope of, the world is round and continues to turn again and again.  To quote Black Elk; a holy Oglala Sioux; “You have noticed that everything an Indian does is in a circle, because the Power of the World always works in circles……. Even the seasons form a great circle in their changing, and always come back again to where they were.  The life of man is a circle from childhood to childhood, and so it is in everything.”    Maybe for photography it is the same, a rotation and we are starting our return to beginnings.        Facing the Future continues until the 8th of August 2009.      permission has been granted to post their flyer on this blog.

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