What Photography and Incarceration have in Common with an Empty Vase
Edgar Martins' new work results from a collaboration with inmates, incarcerated in the West Midlands, their families and a myriad of other individuals and community groups in the region.
(© Edgar Martins)
It is a multifaceted body of work, developed from a commission with GRAIN Projects, where the artist uses the social context of incarceration as a starting point. Martins explores the philosophical concept of absence and loss, and addresses a broader consideration of the status of the photograph when questions of visibility, ethics, aesthetics and documentation intersect.