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Remembrance in Keiko Sasaoka’s photographs

Keiko Sasaoka, Remembrance 3.11 The photographer Keiko Sasaoka belongs to a select group of artists who tackle the representation of landscapes effected by the massive earthquake and ensuing tsunami that hit Japan in March 2011. In many of her images, such as the one above, the effects of the disaster are depicted with subtlety and…

Trauma and Memory in the works of Kirk Palmer

Kirk Palmer, War’s End: An Island of Remembrance, 2012 (production still) War’s End: An Island of Remembrance is Kirk Palmer latest film installation which interrogates the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It is the third film of a trilogy which began with the visually arresting piece Murmur in 2006 and Hiroshima in 2007 –…

Chateau Despair by Lisa Barnard

Lisa Barnard, from the book Chateau Despair, 2013 Lisa Barnard’s new photobook Chateau Despair was born out of a commissioned photo-project in which she documented the abandoned Conservative Central Office at 32 Smith Square – HQ for the Tories from 1958 to 2004. The majority of images in the book are interior photographs of a…