MEMORABILITY AS AN IMAGE - JAMES SMITH
Memorability as an Image (2011–2016) is the governing title of three photographic studies, Heavy Simplicity (Patterned), Brutal Relics and Civic Stage, together they isolate the relationships of object, surface, fabric and materiality, extrapolating narratives and structures of experiences in loss and vision of a post war movement that refuses to disappear. Referencing what is architectural critic Reyner Banham’s seminal description of his own coined term, New Brutalism:
1, Memorability as an image: 2, Clear exhibition of structure; and 3,Valuation of Materials “as found”. Remembering that an image is what affects the emotions, that structure, in it’s fullest sense, is the relationship of parts, and that materials “as found” are raw materials. – Reyner Banham
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