Tuesday, 15 February 2011

ALL TIME IS UNREDEEMABLE by Phoebe Collings-James

ALL TIME IS UNREDEEMABLE by Phoebe Collings-James

Phoebe came down to our house on 18th June 2008. For some reason, l was feeling very tense that day but l have no idea why. Phoebe had advertised on Gumtree. She came down with her partner, Tyrone. Both were attending Goldsmith's College in London.

"Time present and time past
Are both perhaps present in time future,
And time future contained in time past.
If all time is eternally present,
All time is unredeemable.
What might have been is an abstraction
Remaining a perpetual possibility
Only in a world of speculation.
What might have been and what has been
Point to one end, which is always present."  - T.S. Eliot


We shot all over the house and Phoebe used a film camera. It has been surprising how many of the photographers still use film. The results were great.

I keep in touch with Phoebe in that I send her emails every so often and recently saw her across the room at a degree show at the Truman Brewery building but not near enough to talk to. She wrote to me the other day. I had understood these photographs were going to be published but they never were and so here they sit -  a testament to a very original artist.

WEBSITE: http://www.phoebecollingsjames.com/

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