Interiors / Structure of Memory
As designed, intentional spaces, interiors exist at a complex intersection of identity, transition and social context, ultimately offering the metaphorical richness of an unintended, hidden world deep within our human-made environments. The photographs of Charles Anselmo capture the interior urban landscape in moments of elemental decline, allowing metaphoric structure to disclose visual narratives of history and place. The textured surfaces of these abandoned inner spaces from Havana, New Orleans and Philadelphia deconstruct place memory while exploring the intricacies of a timeless archaeology of loss.
Frames Within Frames:
Abstractions of Dark and Light on Alcatraz Island
The intense sunlight outside contrasts with deep, cold darkness inside, forming abstractions on the walls of the abandoned prison on Alcatraz. Seen through layers of windows and bars, the remarkable beauty of the San Francisco Bay is decontextualized and distorted by the crumbling structures. Within the decaying buildings, Irene Imfeld found not only the geometry of 20th-century architectural photography but also the natural quality accumulated by old structures everywhere.
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