Power Station. 2004
13 gelatin silver photographs, 13 type C photographs, 19 x 42 cm each
About the work
Power Station is a series of 13 pairs of photographs recording the interiors of two buildings which have been neighbours for nearly forty years. One is a power station and the other a residence. The oil fuelled power station, built in the 1960s, had been recently decommissioned at the time that the photographs were taken in 2004. The residence, built in the late 1920s, continues to be occupied. Gill's comparative photographs offer a way to think about these two closed interiors which both generate different kinds of energy within them. The two disparate structures are extremely proximate. They literally share a fence. Over the decades they have moved from hostile cohabiting to neighbourly familiarity and now both look to the future with some uncertainty: both somewhat obsolete in their forms and their use of resources
© From a text in the Sharjah Biennial 8 exhibition.
© Photo: Simryn Gill. Repro: Haupt & Binder, Universes in Universe
1ª parte del foto tour por la Bienal de Sharjah 8, 4 abril - 4 junio 2007. Directora de la Bienal: Hoor Al Qasimi. Director artístico: Jack Persekian. Curadores: Mohammed Kazem, Eva Scharrer, Jonathan Watkins. 79 artistas y grupos.