The winner of Below Zero Finnish Art Price 2020, Tuula Närhinen has been in residency at Beaconsfield Gallery in South London since the beginning of January. Leading up to the Deep Time Deposits exhibition, Närhinen has spent time at the bottom of the river Thames, collecting items that have found a hiding spot in the Thames’ anaerobic river-mud. In these items, Närhinen focuses on looking into the traces and layers of human history. The project behind the exhibition includes a fascinating twist thanks to its use of 19th century photographic chemistry. She has produced paper with compounds used in early photography, on which she exposes her finds to natural light.
Exhibition closed until further notice
Deep Time Deposits: Tidal Impressions of the River Thames exhibition at Beaconsfield Gallery, February 26th – April 5th. Beaconsfield, 22 Newport Street
Vauxhall, London, SE11 6AY. Open Wednesday to Sunday 11am–5pm https://beaconsfield.ltd.uk/about/
Photo: Still from video by Rosaliina Elgland