OC&G is a photographic walk I made on March 26, 2017. This walk begins and ends on the corner of Old Compton Street and Greek Street in London, where a group of young artists from St. Martin’s School of Art gathered in 1967 to undertake the first art walk.
27 photographs from the walk are strategically sequenced. My work testifies to the illusion of truth that is present in a photograph, even when the narrative is disrupted and the landscape inverted, problematizing and questioning our view of both public and private spaces.
Elements from the original OC&G leporello artist book with the 27 photos, walking instructions, and original text by Martha Langford, are reproduced in OC&G Bis.
Moment in a Box & Kirsten’s Chapter + 2. (Moment # 653)
“I usually prefer to walk. But this time I took a cab to go to the address Kerstin had given me. I cannot exactly remember if I rang the doorbell or knocked. However, I do remember, because of the pictures, that when she opened the door she was wearing a tank top and baggy jeans. I noticed a small bird tattooed on her right hip. It was not too big, but I remember it because I do not really like tattoos. This one didn’t seem to bother me. I had never been to Kerstin’s place…”