A Catalogue of Errors By Chris Wainwright

Chris Wainwright works primarily through photography and video as a means of addressing issues related to light and energy, both natural and artificial, in urban and rural environments. The work is made as a direct response to ‘place’ and is often the result of an intervention, a temporary action or construction made for the camera as a unique form of witness for the recording of light. Wainwright is interested in the cause and effect relationship between urban and depopulated spaces and the way light is deployed as a form of illumination, communication, invasion and pollution. In particular his work addresses the pressing issues of climate change and how we ashumans through our lifestyles and increasing demands for energy are leaving a potentially catastrophic legacy for our future generations.

The title, A Catalogue of Errors, is derived from the semaphore signal for ‘Error’. He has been working with semaphore as a semi-obsolete signalling system for a number of years and incorporating it into a series of photographic performances and actions. These works are made at night and sited adjacent to places where there have been natural disasters or sites of environmental fragility caused by human intervention and exploitation of resources. The work in this exhibition has mostly been made in the Tohoku region in Japan both before and after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami. he more recent work has been made directly in coastal areas that have been severely affected by the events of March 2011.

Date: 16 May – 10 July 2013
Venue: Daiwa Foundation Japan House, 13/14 Cornwall Terrace, London NW1 4QP UK
Tel: 020 7486 4348
Email: events@dajf.org.uk
Web: www.dajf.org.uk
: Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation

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