Analogue Uncanny is a solo exhibition by Sapphire Goss showing hybrids between experimental film, installation and sculpture. The chosen works are studies in light, time and materials using experimental photographic and moving image processes. They explore ways in which materials, objects and places seem to hold memories, using ephemera such as antique lenses, obsolete film formats, film developing byproducts and other techniques to create strange landscapes and forms. The works hark back to the early days of photography as a magic alchemy from which it was believed with the right chemical combinations it would be possible to capture spectres, souls and other apparitions, including Optograms - which were said to record the last image seen by the eye before death.
Dates: 10-14 May 2023 10-5
Private View 13 May 5-8
Brewery Tap Project Space, Folkestone
About Sapphire Goss:
Sapphire Goss works with hybrid moving image and photographic processes to create an ‘analogue uncanny’ where the materials of my work create narrative layers. The worlds she creates are permeated by hauntings, spectres and memories: scenes emerging from chemical alchemy, lenses made from natural materials and antique glass, archive cut and collaged onto itself to create new compositions; her methods capture memories inherent in the molecular structure materials she uses, capturing light, time and emotion. Her work has been shown widely in exhibitions and events in the UK and worldwide including at the Barbican, Tate Exchange, Adelaide Festival Centre, By Art Matters, Fermynwoods Contemporary, Milton Keynes Art Centre, and Maysles Centre New York. Goss’ video, photography, research and writing work has been featured in performances, events, and commissioned for a variety of platforms. She currently lives and works in Folkestone.