Vivian Cooper Smith
A light without stars
A light without stars is a disorienting collection of photographs that withdraw from presumption. They are photographs that do not reveal or locate a subject; eschewing a perspective on the world. They are positionless, without relation to an external reality. These are photographs with their backs turned, oriented towards an inner light, an inner navigation and a way of being with and of the world rather than a copy of it.
This exhibition asks, can photography act as a model for seeing and being differently? Can a photograph relinquish its role as navigator and become one being amongst many in a continually shifting and changing world?