BRUNO V. ROELS: Sensory Memory
Bruno V. Roels’ second FIFTY ONE edition is called ‘Sensory Memory’.
|Bruno V. Roels
|Gelatin silver print
|Image size and paper size: 12 x 17 cm
|Signed, titled and numbered on verso
The title refers to the memory process that allows individuals to retain impressions of sensory information after the original stimulus has ceased. The title is also a nod to the way the prints were made: the photographic paper was moved during exposure in the dark room, so instead of a photograph of one palm tree, the image becomes a multiple of that same image.
All prints in the edition are different and some have been touched with ink. This edition fits perfectly in Roels’ oeuvre: it touches on the nature of the analogue photographic process, playing with repetition and variation, while using his favorite imagery: palm trees.