The artistâs website
The Photographerâs Gallery, Fresh Faced & Wild Eyed 2010.
Clarisse d'Arcimoles presents original photographs alongside restaged versions of the same image in an attempt to reconnect with the past. Drawing from a collection of family snapshots, dâArcimoles focuses our attention sharply on the concept of aging while ensuring a consistency of location. Fascinated with the irretrievability of the past and on photographyâs strength in making memories tangible, Clarisse's practice uses time as a collaborative partner, accepting its discrepancies and playing with the results. www.clarisse-darcimoles.com
We are thrilled to announce CLARISSE DâARCIMOLES as the winner of this yearâs HEART OF GLASS open submission exhibition with ââThe Rise and Fall of Jimmy Wattsâ, an installation that faithfully and meticulously re-creates within the gallery the kitchen belonging to Jimmy Watts, the oldest resident of the Market Estate in Holloway that was demolished in March 2010. The installation was created by Clarisse in collaboration with Campbell Drake.
University of the Arts London, Central St. Martins"Attracted by a photograph's ability to cross time, I looked at my family albums and re-examined familiar scenes. Never static or permanent, memories change as we grow. In this project time becomes a creative, yet controlled, space of evolution."
"During these small acts of repair we realise that what is being reconstructed is no longer reachable. In the comparison I unavoidably failed, I had to fail. There is no return in time." - Clarisse d'Arcimoles
Clarisse dâArcimolesâ photographs revisit old images and locations in an attempt to reconnect with the past. By re-staging old family snapshots she draws attention to the changes in ourselves and our surroundings that are usually too gradual to notice. Fascinated with the irretrievability of the past and the ability of photography to make memories tangible Clarisseâs practice uses time as a collaborative partner, accepting its discrepancies and playing with the results.