- Photofusion, Brixton
- Saturday, November 13, 2021
- Friday, December 3, 2021
- Gallery entrance is up the stairs to first floor metal gate, past Brixton Recreation Centre, 27 Brixton Station Road, London, SW9 8QQ
- Roelof Bakker
The Spots That Never Went at Photofusion, Brixton, London, is a personal response to memories of the AIDS crisis in 1980s-90s London. Originally an artist’s book presented as a tabloid newspaper in which abstract images face short sentences, such as ‘I remember a time when the police raided bars and clubs wearing decontamination suits and gloves’, the work has evolved into a larger exhibition exploring storytelling using image and text, form and performance.
At the exhibition and in the book, enlarged sections of a Polaroid photograph converted to a mono halftone image, express fragmented memories and forgotten history. Other work takes inspiration from fallen, rotten apples retrieved at the end of the apple season and from art by fellow Dutchman and past Brixton resident, Vincent van Gogh.
Bakker will be at Photofusion on Saturday 20 November, 11am-5pm, performing two short text-based works, ‘Nineteen Eighty Seven’ and ‘My Son’.
Exhibition opening hours are Tuesday-Saturday 11am-5pm. Book free tickets at https://tinyurl.com/2ufa5zzd
Online artist’s talk, London Independent Photography, Thursday 18 November, tickets at https://tinyurl.com/hcmabux3
World AIDS Day Negative Press reading event, details to follow.
More info at https://www.rbakker.com/the-spots-that-never-went