Hyper Passive, 2009
“Crisp’s work, with a striking clarity and purpose, challenges 'photography'” – Christopher Townsend
Hyper Passive is a celebration of Fiona Crisp's large-scale photographic work made over the past decade, including major projects realized during residencies at The Berwick Gymnasium, The National Trust and The British School at Rome. Through focussing on work from the last ten years, Hyper Passive reveals the quietly persistent process of destabilisation running throughout Crisp's practice whereby coordinates of architectural space, time or states of being are re-ordered.
This lavishly illustrated 80-page colour publication, designed by the artist in collaboration with Phil Baines and Kate Lyons, includes an essay by Professor Christopher Townsend (Royal Holloway, University of London) and an interview with Alessandro Vincentelli (BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead). Published in June 2009 by Matt's Gallery to coincide with the solo touring exhibition Subterrania (BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, Impressions Gallery, Bradford and Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall).