Monika Macdonald

In Absence

26 February — 10 April, 2016

“But I don’t want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.” Aldous Huxley, Brave New World.

EXHIBITION

That Monica Macdonald should choose a quotation from Brave New World starting with “But” is no coincidence. A sentence that begins with “but” hovers between something that has been said and something that is about to be said. The photographs in the exhibition In Absence pulsate with that which is otherwise unspoken. It is a reflection of our times in which old patterns are broken up and new ones are not communicated, where that which is purportedly normal remains stuck in a condition that many have already left.

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"There is a kind of erotic magnetism emanating from the people portrayed, rather than originating in the eye of the beholder. Instead of enticing interaction, it is an invitation to peek into a private world" - Monika Macdonald

Posters from the exhibition

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