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5892282Alun Kirby: Photographic Memory
DateSaturday 2nd November 2019 to Friday 24th January 2020
DescriptionIN BRIEF:- Erstwhile research scientist Alun Kirby uses cyanotypes and sculptural origami to examine the physical and philosophical basis of memory. FULL TEXT:- York-based Alun Kirby combines 'camera-less photographs' with origami. As befits someone with a Ph.D. in immunology and 20 years of scientific research behind him, however, Alun's interests are more than decorative; he's examining 'the physical and philosophical basis of memory'... Cyanotypes were invented by the polymath William Herschel in the 1840s. Their characteristic colour gave birth to the word 'blueprint'. They are (as Alun points out) themselves a memory of photography - which made them doubly apt for analogous ideas about the way that memory defines our sense of 'self'. Increasingly using origami and sculptural elements, Alan's work explores memory as a cultural force - inviting the viewer to consider the impact of their own memories in creating the person they are today, and who they may become tomorrow. This exhibition brings together works that interpret both historical and contemporary ideas about memory, alongside others that examine the role of the individual in the development of cultural memory.
Time(s)Mon-Sun 10am-5pm, closed Dec 25, ends Jan 24
LocationDean Clough Galleries
Telephone No.01422 250250
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Dean Clough Galleries
AddressOvendon Road
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Telephone No.01422 255266
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