The Curious Moaning of Kenfig Burrows by Sophy Rickett. First edition (2019). First impression large format hardback in new condition. No markings. This is a new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About The Curious Moaning of Kenfig Burrows
The Curious Moaning of Kenfig Burrows by artist Sophy Rickett, is inspired by the life and work of Thereza Dillwyn Llewelyn, a little-known Welsh artist and astronomer active at the end of the 19th Century. Firstly, through photography and text, Rickett charts her journey towards making sense of the Dillwyn Llewelyn family sprawling and complex archive.
So, the project consists of 41 photographic works. Combining images made at locations on the Gower Peninsula associated with Thereza Dillwyn Llewelyn's life. As well as her studio based works, and other found images. So, in the book, Ricket develops her interest in archival practices and how the heritage industry functions, by staging certain entry points through which the past is made visible. Moving between photography and text, she explores the limits of these points, understanding the place where a trail goes cold - such as the denial of access, the withholding of permission -- as being productive and generative in itself.
Lastly, towards the end of the book, in an illuminating interview with photography writer David Campany. “I became interested in creating my own access points to the history, ones where misunderstanding, disagreement and chance were as productive and meaningful as the official accepted version of events.” Rickett’s alternative ‘access points’ succeed in opening up the narrative of Thereza’s life and work to the reader.
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