At rummet [format] we present After a While It Gathers Itself Back (Längre bort än man kan se) which brings together a selection of works by Thom Bridge that consider both our and the photographic medium’s perception of light in the universe. Arranged as a spatial installation this exhibition operates within an expanded field of photography to alter, heighten and extend the perceived materiality of the medium.
The dualities found between photographic language and the two languages he speaks, and their combined tendencies and boundaries, are reoccurring themes within Bridge’s photographic practice. The over-lapping nature of his work ranges from investigations into the colour of the Milky Way and its Swedish name Vintergatan (Winter Road), to manipulated patterns and photocopies of the line between light and dark on the moon’s surface (the lunar terminator). The works presented in rummet [format] chart the correlations between the indexical nature of light sensitive materials and the occasional poetic sensibilities of astronomers.
Thom Bridge (born 1987) recently got his MFA in photography from Valand Academy at the University of Gothenburg.
Opening on friday september 19th, between 17.00 and 20.00.