SLOW TIME opens in Studio 10 on Saturday 29 April, daily from 10am - 5pm
Slow Time is the result of a six-month community project which recorded the passage of time during the lockdowns of 2020 and 2021. The project was led by Janette Kerr, in collaboration with John Gammans, and supported by SAW. It features long-exposure photographs of the Somerset landscape and other locations, created using drink cans that were made into pinhole cameras. As light slowly seeps in to form an image, the sun’s elevation is recorded as an accumulation of lines that arch and streak across the images, creating an almost ghostly landscape.
More than 100 people placed over 150 pinhole cameras around Somerset, leaving them for approximately five to six months. Over the long time-frame, the effects of the environment, such as rain and other elemental detritus, led to surprising and uncontrollable marks appearing within the images. You will also notice the absence of moving objects, including people, animals and cars, a unique and eerie effect created by the long exposure time. No chemicals are required in the development process - the images have been solely shaped by the environment and shifting elevation of the sun in relation to the passing of the seasons.
Thank you to all the participants:
Alan Moulding | Alessandra Alexandroff | Andrew & Lucy Paisley | Andy Conn | Angela Morley | Archie Wade | Ashar | Barbara Hemmings | Bronwen Bradshaw | Caroline Mornement | Carolyn Lefley | Caroyln Black | Charlotte Treloar | Chris Cox | Chris Kampf | Christopher White | Dagmar Hewell | Dan & Theresa Hopkins | Daniel & Ruth McCarthy | Dave Hemmings | David Parfitt | Doug Carpenter | Duncan & Roz Mieckle | Elizabeth Randell | Ella Morton | Ellie Harwood | Emma Carpenter | Emma Chapman | Fiona Campbell | Fiona Kilbane | George Kite | Geraldine Field | Gordon Field | Greg & Sarah Key | Heather Ford | Hubert Dobrowski | Ian Marlow | Jackie Curtis | Jackie Longley | James Parker & Sarah Alexander | Jayne & Andy Linington | Jane Harwood | Jane Metters | Jane Mowat | Jane Rollason | Janette Kerr | Jenny Graham | Jenny Hewell | Jenny Mellings | Jessica Egan | Jo Millett | Jo Miln | John Gammans | John Payne | Julia Werner | Julie Wilson | Kathleen Reeves | Kenneth & Valentino Peterson | Kristi Tait | Laurie Hermans | Lawrence & Julie Good | Liz & Mark Latchford | Luminara Star | Mack Helton | Mal & John Lee | Marcus Mohn | Mark Bond | Melanie Moulding | Meriel Thurstan | Mike Tarr | Mira Greven | Miriam Sheppard | Odette Farrell | Nina Gronw Lewis | Pauline Lerry | Pennie Elfick | Phil Dudman | Philip Goodwin | Philip Taylor | Richard Robinson | Rob Gawthropp | Roger Southard | S Pimm | Sam Tarr | Sara Dudman | Sebastian Chance | Sian Martin | Sian Williams | Simon & Sue Noble | Sonia Yuditskaya | Spike Dennis | Stephanie | Crockett | Stephen Hale & Bobbie Killip I Steve Poole | Susan Seeley | Tess Armitage | The Barnes Family | The Campbell Family | The Clark Family | Tim Mills | Tina Salvidge | Tony Mayell | Tracy Doxey | Val George | Victoria Ward
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