Façades is an intriguing conceptual series that focuses on the ever-imposing nature of superficiality and visual preconception. Zacharie Gaudrillot-Roy (b. 1986) re-imagines streets through the eyes of city-dwellers; initial appearances become lasting memories. The result is captured in these foreboding yet beautiful images: a two-dimensional world that offers only an initial glimpse into its secrets, where aesthetics are the only refuge for the viewer. Devoid of intimate details, the flattened houses linger in an oddly scintillating void where onlookers live only amongst scenery. The artist pulls the eye into a space between reality and fiction – a land somewhere between dusk and darkness, haunted by limitation. Purgatorial, the landscape becomes a shadow of itself. Gaudrillot-Roy has exhibited as part of festivals such as Circulation(s), Paris; Voies Off, Arles; and Fotofestiwal, Łódź. www.zachariegaudrillot-roy.com.
Presenting the Unknown
Isaac Julien’s Looking for Langston (1989 / 2017) is a landmark film that explores the private world of poet, social activist and columnist Langston Hughes.
Miles Aldridge: The Enduring Analogue
Lyndesy Ingram gallery, London, hosts a new show featuring polaroids collected over two decades from behind the scenes of Miles Aldridge’s fashion shoots.