Getting Better and Worse at the Same Time show, Grimaldi Gavin/London 29th April- 6th June

To think about the demise of a work before it is made is an uneasy point to start from.To acknowledge and knowingly invite entropy into a process, in times when an artworks value is partly defined by its longevity, could be considered foolish or errant. Getting Better and Worse at the Same Time is a show that is designed to grapple with these ideas, in both a personal and philosophical way. The exhibition considers this complex proposition; can works continue to degrade yet still retain their value, their aesthetic and maintain a sense of reason. The works in the show are moving, rubbing, scrapping and most importantly changing - changing in ways that can’t be mathematically defined or logically anticipated. They are works making themselves.Clare Strand 2015.  

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5 minutes with Di Smyth and Clare Strand

“The show is very much grounded in Surrealist themes – specifically with movement, machinery, dust, frottage, sex and chance”

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“But Clare Strand is not like other photographers, and there is one thing that marks her out as one of the UK’s most exciting practitioners in photography today – she is an illusionist” Review by Barry W Hughes for SMBH 

“But Clare Strand is not like other photographers, and there is one thing that marks her out as one of the UK’s most exciting practitioners in photography today – she is an illusionist” Review by Barry W Hughes for SMBH 

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“The space felt more like a factory of thought, with the spectator experiencing the inner cogs of a photographer’s imagination. The jarring and challenging relationship Strand has with the medium being laid bare for us to see” Review by Harry Rose, Darwin Magazine.

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Material, 2015
Monochrome Film incased in an aluminium box with peephole

Material (Still), looking through the Peephole.

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Retouch  are hand printed, fibre-based monochrome photographic prints made using an extreme retouching technique - a hammer and metal punches. 

Retouch  are hand printed, fibre-based monochrome photographic prints made using an extreme retouching technique - a hammer and metal punches. 

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Happenstance Generator (from above).

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Output from Entropy Pendulum day 22.

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 Rubbings, are photographed sections of trees, at points of divergence.

 Rubbings, are photographed sections of trees, at points of divergence.

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