A.i.R. | The Tourist

A.i.R. | The Tourist

Our Artist in Residence for February, Rory Duckhouse, trawls through his extensive archive to present us with a series of pictures from 2014.

Here, Rory states that “photography is intrinsically linked with cultural tourism, and the act of taking a photograph is in itself a value judgement. To take a photograph is an act of inclusion and exclusion, by pointing the lens at a scene, we are making a critical decision on what deserves to be within the frame.”

“Using tourist images of China from the 1930s, the point of exclusion has been furthered by highlighting areas within the scene. The photograph is only able to represent a tiny part of our experience, but is still an essential part of any visit. The work attempts to move away from the exoticism of another culture by presenting the common traits of the city, the buildings and city streets.”

The Tourist II, photographic Image, 2013_Rory Duckhouse The Tourist III, photographic Image, 2013_Rory Duckhouse The Tourist, photographic Image, 2013_Rory Duckhouse