JOSEPHINE PRYDE: THESE ARE JUST THINGS I SAY, THEY ARE NOT MY OPINIONS │ Arnolfini, Bristol → 22 February 2015

“A mêjr xibišn ɖt xaminz tučsenṣtiṿti in a ny fôṭgrafic siriz, instwld alñsd a miṇčr trên ɖt wl travl ʈru ɖ frstflor gaḷriz.

Ɖz R Jst Ʈñz I Se, Ɖe R Nt Mî Opiňnz z a ny xibišn v Britiš ātist Jôẓfīn Praid, an ātist nôn prîmṛli fr hr wrc wɖ ftogṛfi, ɖo š ofn priznts wrc wɖ sculpčṛl eḷmnts. Praid plez wɖ dfṛnt fôṭgrafic cnvnšnz, fr xampl publiṣti or adṿtîzñ imijz, ẇr sductv n hîli stêjd, hî-reẓlušn imijz ivoc n rspond t dzîr. Š drwz on ɖs vižl lanĝj, rspondñ t îdiyz n ljr cnspčl frêmwrcs sč az ɖ histri v ftogṛfi n ɖ muvñimij, ʈru dītelz, refṛnsz, or ɖ juxṭṗzišn v dfṛnt wrcs.

Praid’z wrcs imbres mmnts v byti – ɖ šimrñ srfisz v fabric, pwtrits v stêjd psoṇz, or frozn imijz v splašñ liqidz. On frst glans, ɖ cnvnšnz v cmršl n ātistc ftogṛfi sīm t aplî t ɖz imijz, bt on clôsr vywñ, ɖr r cyz ɖt sutli qesčn ɖ vri vižl lanĝj ɖt š yzz n refṛnsz.

Fr Āṇlfīni, Praid priznts an insṭlešn ɖt cmbînz a ny siriz v fôṭgrafs n a ʈrīdimnšnl wrc – a miṇčr trên ɖt cn b ridn ʈru ɖ gaḷriz. Ɖ dsclemr in ɖ xibišn tîtl hîlîts qesčnz arnd spīč: ẇt mt b ɖ dfṛns btwn ẇt z sed n ẇt z held az an opiňn? Ẇ dstnĝš btwn ɖ tu? N ẇt z biyñ sed?”

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