Nothing Is What It Is Because Everything Is What It Isn’t

National Museum Wales, Cardiff, 2013

Nothing Is What It Is Because Everything Is What It Isn’t is a site-specific photographic installation.

 

I photographed the space and then used the images to create a digital collage in which the stairwell and surrounding space is reformed, repeated and replayed within the original architecture.

 

This reimagining of the stairwell and landing creates a feeling of disorientation in the viewer as they move through the space. This encourages us to question our experience and understanding of this functional, transitional space.

 

Nothing Is What It Is Because Everything Is What It Isn’t was commissioned by Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales following an open call for artist submissions in 2012. The commission is supported by the Colwinston Charitable Trust.

All images © Holly Davey