Saturday, 26 February 2011
I'm not sure if you remember my disappointment at the Hughie O'Donoghue exhibition I went to see at Trinity Hall Cambridge. It was not how I had imagined it would be...Anyway here is a little virtual curation for you, without text because I am feeling so tired. This is the Excavations exhibitions I wanted to find; of bodies recuperated from postcards, from memory, from their immersion within history. The caborundums have a visceral quality; they look like traces of remains, they could be fossils left on the surface of stone, cave paintings, photo negatives. It is these prints which perform archaeologies and excavations, not those paintings I saw in the small room at Trinity Hall.