Exhibitions > 2007 > Go Away Closer

From the series Go Away Closer, 2006, silver gelatin print Print size: 24.5 x 24.5 cm, 9.6 x 9.6 inches, framed size: 44 x 41.5 cm, 17.3 x 16.3 inches


In Go Away Closer, a body of work created during the years 2001-06, Dayanita Singh chronicles lost moments of intense vision.  The photographer has disappeared completely as a source of information and the idea of the photograph as an all-embracing image of a complete or valid story has been set aside. The photographs illuminate the idea of 'somewhere or other' almost magically, precisely because place and time are eliminated. These photographs look for viewers who will edit them — imaginatively — charging the images that can be gleaned from them with possible stories from their own experiences, informing them with their cultural and psychological cast of mind.


Dayanita Singh