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Keith Fyfe As I recall

oil and mixed media on paper, plastic 35mm slide mounts

47 x 61 cm

The magic lantern show, dating back to the 17th century, was the forerunner of the cinematic experience. People would pay to see images projected on a screen, the travelling showman telling stories or adding comments for the audience. The original images were hand-painted on glass slides using transparent colours.

The slides used here are opaque and cannot be projected. Each image is…

memory of place as impression
place as idea as mood
not the place
inventing a memory
invention as a process of recalling
the record of an invention
the realisation of a place
a collection of memories
imagining the past
remembering the future

Keith Fyfe, 2018