LEAVE//REMAIN | 2016 Bank Street Arts members’ exhibition | Tuesday 25th- Sunday 30th October
Mireille Ribiere, England’s Dreaming [Musings on English Identity and the Enduring Myth of Albion]
‘This artist’s book was made during the run-up to the referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union. The photographs were taken in the historic centre of a quintessentially English market town, situated in a region that largely supported the campaign to leave. They show shop window displays that reflect (i.e. give an indication of) the character, concerns, and aspirations of the clientele, while the glass itself reflects (as a mirror would) the picturesque architecture of the town. Various notions of ‘Englishness’ are further explored through accompanying quotations and original texts.’
Mireille Ribiere is a Franco-British writer, photographer and book artist.
Recently exhibited work:
- Columbus Day: Off the S(h)elf (London, 2012); Photobook 2013 (Davis Orton Gallery, New York); Sheffield International Artists’ Book Prize Exhibition (Bank Street Arts, 2015).
- Catching The Light: Joburg Fringe (Johannesburg, 2014).
- Bus-Spotting + A Story by Paula Roush and M. Ribière: Photo-Text Award Exhibition, Rencontres de la Photographie (Arles, 2016).
Mireille’s work is being exhibited as part of LEAVE//REMAIN, our 2016 members’ exhibition. We’ll be hosting an open evening at 6pm on Friday 28th Oct.