Interrogation Room

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Paul Halliday

10 Nov 2017 to 15 Nov 2017

Paul Halliday, Brick Lane, London 1994Interrogation Room focuses on a series of photographs made by Paul Halliday to mark the completion of his London street-based archive. The images were made over a 20-year period, and the archive took several years to excavate and edit.

During this period, the artist reflected on what self-interrogation means when working with such an extensive body of work. Also, as the images were made on film, he wanted to explore what analogue technology means in the Digital Age. He is interested in the ‘thingness’ and evidential status of the photograph.

The photographs appear across a series of police cells, and this has particular resonance for the artist, as much of his public space work is concerned with protest, dissent and conflict, along with an ongoing research interest in how gentrification impacts on the lives of Londoners.

The exhibition involves a series of conversations about the ethics of making and how photography addresses notions of the real, and poses questions about the role of the photographic image within social change and history-making.

About the Artist:

Paul Halliday is a photographer, film-maker and urbanist based at Goldsmiths University London. His long-term visual projects focus on street life, urban cultures, social history and the archaeology of objects. 

Photo © Paul Halliday, Brick Lane, London, 1994

Private View/ Open: Sunday, 12 Nov. | 14:30 - 16:30 

Dates and Time
10 - 15  November 2017 | 11:00 - 17:00
Paul Halliday 
Curators Paul Halliday and Lauren Finch
Location The Old Police Station
114 Amersham Vale
London SE14 6LG
Nearest Tube New Cross Overground

Paul Halliday, Brick Lane, London 1994