Inspired by an esoteric 1950s Swedish study, this unusual tale about comradeship and camaraderie starts as a research project in which an observer, Folke (Tomas Norstrom), watches his subject, Isak (Joachim Calmeye), as he goes about his daily routine. When the two old men break the rule about not talking to each other, they start to forge a friendship stronger than they ever imagined they could have.
The Suburban Atlanta series was published in A New Life: Stories and Photographs from the Suburban South, edited by Alex Harris with Alice Rose George. The images, texts, and excerpts from interviews, portray Atlanta as it was lived by people that Sligh met in 1996. In this series, the artist investigates the tensions between the fantasy and the reality of the Southern experience as experienced by people of color. She also explores the differences between individual freedom and social convention. A New Life is a book published by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University in association with W.W. Norton & Company.
Language of Space Series, Forsythe and Grand,
December 18, 2006, 2:10pm-2:40pm
Archival Inkjet Print, 30” x 20”; 2007
Conversation surrounds us as we travel through this city. The Language of Space Series is a series of photographs illustrating the conversations being spoken in different areas of New York. I photographed a location and recorded the conversations being spoken in that area during a certain amount of time. I then transcribed these spoken words and extracted the text from the photograph. The remaining image allows you to see the space and read parts of the conversations spoken within the space.
Blind Spot, 2003
A short encounter between the artist and a man on a North African street is slowed down, forcing the viewer into an intimate relationship with the subject and the shifting emotion seen in his face.
Robin Collyer was born in London, England in 1949.
He currently lives and works in Toronto.