A Crossing Lines exhibition, showcasing twelve variations on the theme.

at Greenwich Gallery

Crossing Lines is a collaboration between London Independent Photography & the Centre for Urban & Community Research at Goldsmiths College. MEMORIAL showcases twelve variations on the theme, taking memorial as a repository of memory and meaning, investigating the interplay and divisions between private and public spheres, and questioning photography's role in memory—aide or distortion, prop or mirror?

Taking memorial as a repository of memory and meaning, while also interrogating the tangibility of memorial (memory incarnate), this diverse group show reveals personal approaches to familial, community and national memory. Here the personal bleeds into the public while collective memory takes on personal significance.

"for it might end, you know," said Alice to herself; "in my going out altogether, like a candle. I wonder what I should be like then?" And she tried to fancy what the flame of a candle looks like after the candle is blown out, for she could not remember ever having seen such a thing.

- Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland.

What will die with me when I die, what pathetic or fragile form will the world lose? The voice of Macedonia Fernández, the image of a red horse in the vacant lot at Serrano and Charcas, a bar of sulphur in the drawer of a mahogany desk.

- Jorge Luis Borges, The Witness.


Opening Times
Preview: Thursday 26 July, 6.30-9pm

23 July - 4 August 2012
Monday to Friday, 10am-5pm;
Saturday and Sunday, 11am-4pm

Greenwich Gallery
Linear House, Peyton Place,
SE10 8RS