Fiona Tan: Vox Populi London
Vox Populi, London
Fiona Tan from the installation Vox Populi (Sydney) 2006
On show at The Photographers' Gallery 15 - 30 September 2012
As the third of our Soho Projects, Fiona Tan was commissioned to make London the focus of the fifth and final installment of her Vox Populi series.
Following her work in Norway, Sydney, Tokyo and Switzerland, Tan has used photograph albums of Londoners. By loaning their albums, the contributors have given the artist unique access to domestic imagery that ranges from the celebratory to the mundane.
The artist has selected several hundred images from these albums to be scanned. These will form a wall-based installation to be exhibited at The Photographers’ Gallery, as well as an artist's publication – including a text by Brian Dillon – to be co-published by The Photographers' Gallery and Book Works.
This work will present a collective image of London, calling into question how we choose to represent ourselves, and how we consume the representation of each other.
Amsterdam-based Fiona Tan (b. 1966) creates skillfully crafted, moving and intensely human works through photography, film and video installations, exploring history and time and our place within them. www.fionatan.nl