Rudi Williams’ photographs, videos and objects evoke narratives that test a viewer’s logic of memory and space. These studies of interiors of cultural places of congregation become time capsules within a precise moment of observation. Williams is interested in the relationship between reality (the viewer) and simulation (the space). Our recollection of a space is often obscured by anomalies such as reflections and associations.
Williams engages with analogue photographic techniques. She manipulates traditional processes to discover and reveal anomalies that create connections between disparate histories. The exaggerated grain found in 3200iso 35 mm film is enlarged to signify a deteriorating memory, where the use of colour, when documenting a building interior with a large format camera, creates an uncertain sense of hyper-reality.