Sophie Calle, Rodney Glick and David Solomon, Siri Hayes, Nova Paul, Julian Aubrey Smith and Justine Varga

For Future Reference

Socrates suggested that memories could be seen as imprints in soft wax, fragile, unreliable and subject to changes in state, yet memory is relied upon almost ubiquitously and continuously. For Future Reference draws on photography's propensity to trigger, hold and play with memory.

Art Exhibition previously on at Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP) in Victoria, Australia.
From Friday 03 July 2015 to Sunday 06 September 2015

Sophie Calle, Rodney Glick and David Solomon, Siri Hayes, Nova Paul, Julian Aubrey Smith and Justine Varga image

Published by CCP on Friday 19 June 2015.
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Photography, because of its capacity to represent ‘reality’, has often been seen as a core aid in the dredging up of our memories, fleshing out of narratives, allaying of doubts and confirming of rumours. Of course, it also has the capacity to fabricate, misguide and subvert memory. Artists who have filtered memory through photography, or drawn on photographic ideas find connections between photography and personal mythologies, collective history, imagined futures, nostalgia, and coerced assumptions.