Revelations – Experiments in Photography
20th March – 13th September 2015
Media Space, Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2DD
Muzzle Flash will be exhibitied in Revelations at the Science Museum’s Media Space. The show explores the influence of early scientific photography on modern and contemporary art in this major new exhibition, featuring some of the rarest images from the pioneers of photography.
From the 1840s, scientists were using photography as a device to record and measure phenomena which lay beyond human vision. The aesthetic beauty of this early photography and the revolutionary techniques developed for scientific study, shaped the history of photography and heavily influenced modern and contemporary art photographers.
Revelations showcases some of the earliest photographic images from the National Photography Collection by figures such as William Henry Fox Talbot and Eadweard Muybridge alongside striking works by modern and contemporary artists including Harold Edgerton and Hiroshi Sugimoto .
On display for the very first time will be an original photographic print of X-Ray, the earliest recorded images of the moon and 19th century photographs capturing the hidden beauty of electrical discharges.
Revelations – video with the curators discussing my work