Working with archives: David Fathi - Anecdotal

My recent experiments relating my grandmothers cabinet of curiosities has lead me further down the path of working with archival material rather than making new imagery. I wanted to look at other practitioners who have created new narratives out of existing works and was directed towards the work of David Fathi.


I love his reworking of images and especially the window the viewer is given to see into his research methods. The projects are all very well researched and then displayed in a very succinct fashion on his website and in print.


Similarly to what attracted me to Daniel Sheas work, Fathi has a fantastic way of visually showing the narrative by using three similar images showing a sequence of time. There is here also a very clear cinematic approach to his image curating.