Institute for Photography in Scotland

IPS Season of Photography 2015

Exhibition

Preserved

Mhairi Alexander

Glasgow Botanic Gardens

3 – 9 Aug

'Preserved' explores the meaning of displacement; a theoretical underpinning which demonstrates the act of human intervention and its role within preservation. One encapsulates a plant within glass, then furthers its existence through the documentation of photography.

This questioning of the object's permanence ironically results in the death of a living organism before it is reformed within a displaced state of permanence. This new permanence is provided through the documentation of photography, the flora is then recognised through its own symbolisation dependent on the viewer's belief and recognition of its existence.

Venue

Glasgow Botanic Gardens
730 Great Western Rd
Glasgow
G12 0UE

0141 276 1614

© Mhairi Alexander