PAST

TIM MACMILLAN

13 September 2003 - 11 October 2003

Tim Macmillan works with film stock and digital photography but his work relates closely to the painting traditions of both Impressonism and Cubism. He is a structuralist, building his own cameras, and associated equipment, and exploring every side of the production of the work. He is well known for his time slice work e.g. 'De Mortis Equi, Dead Horse', Island, and Sleep, where the work is sequential and the observer appears to partially rotate around a single point. The one dominant and persuasive elemental theme running through his work concerns his obsessional, single minded drive to explore the complex range of forces that constitute the dynamic of the temporal. Through the medium of timeslice photography we become aware of almost all of those transitory phenomena which in the static image is lost.