These four photographs were shot with the intention of presenting urban architectures as having a ‘natural’ value. Once built these buildings are no longer in the realm of the designer, and become an evolving, democratic object. The idea of emergence looks at, although from an architectural design these buildings are arguably focussed on the structural/functional/‘bricks and mortar’, non-considered interactions with their environment mean that these magnificent patterns of light emerge. The buildings develop having been placed in a space. One could argue parallels between architect/emergence, and artist/curator.
where the light ends'
“For the real houses of memory, the houses to which we return in dreams, the houses that are rich in unalterable oneirism, do not readily lend themselves to description. To describe them would be like showing them to visitors. We can perhaps tell everything about the present, but the past! The first, the oneirically definitive house, must retain its shadows." - Gaston Bachelard
Where Light Ends' approaches our relationship with space as a philosophical inquiry. Built upon architectural scenes, the impact of such environments form the subject of the work.
Presenting an ethereal view, the works are both introvert and romanticized; forms are constructed from a haven of deep, personal shadows, and windows burnt in light offer the only anchor to the outside world.
The work is an intimate view exposing the perception, remembrance, and romanticization of the environments of the past.
“In the mansion called literature I would have the eaves deep and the walls dark, I would push back into the shadows the things that come forward too clearly, I would strip away the useless decoration. I do not ask that this be done everywhere, but perhaps we may be allowed at least one mansion where we can turn off the electric lights and see what it is like without them.” - Jun'ichiro Tanizaki
TIMOTHY PERCIVAL works and lives in London. Practicing as an exhibiting artist across multiple visual disciplines, his work concerns itself with the architectural, the spatial, and the environmental. He has recently been awarded for his work on 8mm film, and has been shortlisted for this year's summer exhibition at the Royal Academy in London. His latest work, a self-published edition entitled ‘An Epitaph for Seven Years in Exile’, uses written and visual texts to investigate what it means to belong.