After The Disaster Installation (End of Show)

The concluding part of the exhibition After The Disaster made the walls at the Outpost gallery the scene of a final act of de-facement.

The images displayed during the first two weeks of the show were the product of the daily archival practice of recording and destroying newspaper photographs of disaster scenes. As the final part of the exhibition the mounted photos were torn from the wall as part of the ongoing process of re-creation, leaving just the trace of an image and a reference to the white surface underneath the grey paint.

The removed material was fed back into the process of image obliteration and re-capture, and the concluding performance was one more stage in the action of making new work.