Clarisse’s d’Arcimoles’ second solo exhibition with BREESE LITTLE, Forget Nostalgia – A Little Theatre of Self, will explore photography’s ability to trap and record time.
d’Arcimoles will reconstruct a local photographer’s studio in Britain a century ago, creating a space in the gallery for the viewer to be transported into a full experience of photography’s unique representation of particular past events. The project will facilitate a re-discovery of photography, presenting it as a powerful critical tool of reality and history, resulting in very different ideas of space and of ‘being-in-the-photographic-world’.
These photographs will be framed within the context of the exhibition and also printed as postcards, with the intention of being remembered and studied as items of curiosity like their Victorian equivalents. The viewer is invited to suspend their disbelief in the reality of the photograph, considering instead the representational significance of the created icon.
Clarisse d’Arcimoles’ (b. 1986) is a French artist currently based in London. After graduating from Set Design for Performance (2008) she pursued a postgraduate course in Photography (2009) at Central Saint Martins. d’Arcimoles’ work has been enthusiastically received with exhibitions and awards in the UK and internationally. In 2010, Clarisse was one of the 27 finalists selected to present her work at the Photographers’ Gallery for the freshfaced10, she was also the winner of Heart of Glass 2010. Recent exhibitions include Rise and Fall, Concrete and Glass (2010), Fresh Faced and Wild Eyed 10, The Photographers’ Gallery (2010), Newspeak: British Art Now, Saatchi Gallery, London and Adelaide (2011) and My Head is All Over the Place, BREESE LITTLE (2011). d’Arcimoles’ next project, Forgotten Tale, is currently scheduled for 2013. The project will reconstruct a Victorian photograph in three dimensions in a Huguenot house in Spitalfields, London.