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Images for Maeve Connolly and Sadie Murdoch

Images for Maeve Connolly and Sadie Murdoch, 2010

Charlotte Moth
  • Artist (1978)

Charlotte Moth’s photographic world is based on the experience of sculpture, architecture and film, and draws from the commonplaces of modernist representation. Through its formal rigour, the series of images titled Photo for Falke Pisano (2002-2010) explicitly conveys the interest which the Dutch artist Falke Pisano herself shows in modernist sculpture.  The series View of La Vitrine (2009), and At the Time of Dawn and Dusk, Volumes Appear and Disappear (2008) themselves show pure cubic spaces, with no ornamental artifice. Les Protagonistes (2010) uses as its frame the famous Rue Mallet-Stevens in Paris, designed in 1927 by the architect on the bases of an “essentially geometric” art, where cubes and right angles predominate. Using various props (projectors, balloons, screens, mirrors…), Charlotte Moth lends the modern street a phantasmagorical dimension. These photographs would also be used for the production of her photo-film The Absent Forms (2010) in an arrangement associating imagery and sound. “By becoming interested in the material nature of the image and its potential, I have been prompted to question the source of this image and the experience which produces it”, writes the artist. Installations of sequinned curtains in conventional exhibition venues -installations which were then photographed, emphasized the representational function of the curtain and the image, because behind both lurks a mystery, hence the title of the series Behind Every Surface There Is A Mystery, A Hand That Might Emerge (2009). Since 1999, the artist has embarked on putting together a photographic image base titled Travelogue, a compilation encompassing views of architecture, landscapes and decorative elements.

Charlotte Moth was born in Carshalton in the United Kingdom in 1978, and has been living in Paris since 2007. She studied at the Kent Institute of Art and Design, then at the Slade School of Art in London and the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht. She has exhibited at the Departmental Museum of Contemporary Art at Rochechouart (2011), at the Halle für Kunst in Lüneburg (2010), at the Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen in Düsseldorf, at FormContent in London (2009), and at Hermes und der Pfau, in Stuttgart, (2008). She was awarded a residency at the Schloss Blekede, and at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, in 2009, and at the Pavillon du Palais de Tokyo (2008). Her career has also been staked out by several joint projects with the artist Peter Fillingham. In 2010 she was awarded the Prix de la Création of the DRAC Ile de France and the City of Paris.