Historical Fiction and the Order of Things
Coming from the foundation of photography, Kate Hodgetts’ practice plays with the limitations of the medium and its associations with memory, nostalgia and truth. Utilising the camera-less photographic technique of cliché verre, her work aims to reframe photography’s ability to “capture a moment” by shifting focus to surface: scratch, dust and fingerprint. The works within Historical Fiction and The Order of Things explore ideas of time, trace and touch. Whilst abstract, there is a narrative structure to the work, and by referencing temporal media such as cinema, these works aim to remind us that no two frames are identical, that no moment is the same as the last.
All images courtesy Vivian Cooper Smith.