The exhibition Chemical Moon features photographs that explore the “hypnogogian” state that exists between wakefulness and sleep. Using small hand built dioramas interpreted through a combination of 19th and 21st photographic technique, Mark Kimber creates works that have a “half-remembered’ quality to them, as if filtered through layer upon layer of memory and forgetfulness.
Trying to build on photography’s ability to manipulate “truth” and its relationship to memory rather than it’s often thought of strength to “objectively record” he has built and photographed small sets that draw on art and cinematic history. Kimber travels without moving, by photographing tiny models of structures in his garage.
Image: The Clouds a Storm-edged Necklace, 2013; The Mountains Drip with Sunset, 2013.