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Graham Gussin: Revolver Part 2: Lens 3–21 October 2012 | Artist’s Website

Graham Gussin | Revolver Part 2: Lens | 3–21 October 2012 | Private View: Sunday 30 September 2–5pm | view REVOLVER Part 2
Graham Gussin, Lens, 2012
Graham Gussin, Lens, 2012. Image courtesy the artist.

Graham Gussin, Lens, 2012
Consisting of 22 sepia toned photographs taken on location at
a hotel on the Atlantic coast in Portugal.

The hotel is set close to the furthest western point of Europe,
a one time geographic end of the world.

The hotel was used as the main location by Wim Wenders in 1982 when he shot 'The State of Things'. At that time it was run down and in ill repair. The first ten minutes of the film is shot in sepia tone and depicts an end of the world scenario set in an undesignated future. What we see is supposedly a remaking of Roger Corman's 1955 film 'Day The World Ended'.

The series of photographs revisit the hotel and its surroundings. Shot on 35mm film and printed in sepia, they extend and play on the temporal aspects of the subject. The past and the future, prophecy and reality become confused through a kind of distorting lens, the photographs acting as a time machine which looks back and forward simultaneously. The deserted images have an apocalyptic nature to them, the hotel and environs becoming ruins in a projected time.

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