Bindi Vora

Homage to GB, 2017

Homage to GB, is a sculptural work made in response to and inspired by George Blakely’s A Cubic Foot of Photographs, 1978, a work made up of over 50,000 disused photographic prints collected from a processing lab Blakely worked in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania whilst studying. These prints were carefully catalogued, collected and organised into bundles, bound by elastic bands and furthermore arranged into a cube.

 

Homage to GB will be scaled down to 1/10th of Blakely’s original work in size, and is comprised as a stack of empty, used photographic boxes. With each box originally containing approximately 50-100 sheets of photographic paper; now devoid of any material; in the absence of an image the simple markings of use, purpose and manufacture now take its place. This work plays homage to George Blakely’s A Cubic Foot of Photographs, 1978.

 

Dimensions approximate – 1600 (h) x 250 (w) 310 (d) mm

Installation image of Homage to GB exhibited at The Photographers’ Gallery, 2017 Image courtesy of Tim Bowditch

Installation image of Homage to GB at The Photographers' Gallery, London 2017 Image courtesy of Tim Bowditch

Documentation of sculpture

Documentation of sculpture