TIM SIMMONS: Place in Time



with Essays by
& T

A special edition limited to 100 copies is also available which includes this signed and numbered 10" x 8" print.

Place in Time presents an overview of the recent photographic and video work of Tim Simmons, accompanied by essays from artists, writers and curators. Presenting Simmons’s work in relation to contemporary issues in landscape and visual arts practice, these cover diverse topics from Simmons’s working processes to our attempts to measure time. Avoiding a traditional approach to landscape photography, Simmons shows us not landscapes in their ‘natural’ state, but places enhanced or altered for his investigations and experiments.

Over time, Simmons’s work has shifted from an interest in revealing hidden places to the revealing of hidden phenomena which affect our interpretation of place at specific times. He makes use of the tricks time plays with us: the dominance of light, the role of the sun and movement of the earth. His more performative works, such as Mirrors, reflecting back light from the sun, or One Mile, where flashing lights are set up to relate to the earth’s movement, experiment playfully with phenomena of light, movement of light, shifting positions of the sun and reflections. He uses the tools, not only those of production, but of the measurement of time and place, to accentuate the moment, to calculate the point of its greatest stillness, or to encapsulate its minutest movement… He composes little scenes and episodes where in fact nothing happens except for the place itself”. Veronica Sekules

Tim Simmons began developing his artistic practice in the late 1990s alongside his career as a commercial photographer. He gave up commercial photography in 2005 to concentrate on his art practice and in 2013 enrolled for an MA in Fine Art at Norwich University of the Arts, graduating with Distinction in 2015. He was selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries in 2015, exhibiting at Nottingham Contemporary and the ICA, London. Since then his work has been shown at Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth; Oriel, Mostyn; Fermynwoods; Artsway, Hampshire; GroundWork, Kings Lynn; and Format, Derby. His work has been shown internationally in the USA,Lithuania, Israel and South Korea. In 2016 he was Associate Artist at Fermynwoods Contemporary Art & Art Work Placement, connecting artists and businesses. Tim lives and works in Norfolk.

£30.00 / $45.00
Clothbound hardback
96 pages, 240mm x 300mm
Numerous illustrations, colour & black white photographs
ISBN: 978-1-911306-68-9

The Special edition is priced at £35.00

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