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Alastair Levy

MA work

On the way from my home to the tube station I pass a block of flats which is currently being demolished. After a few days of work the façade of this building had been removed and it became possible to see into every one of more than a hundred units. Each room painted a different pastel shade. The spectrum of hues chosen by residents over a period of many years becoming visible in unison for the first time, forming a vast three-dimensional colour swatch. A randomly generated artwork, existing for just a few days until the demolition was complete.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Photography, 2008

  • On the way from my home to the tube station I pass a block of flats which is currently being demolished. After a few days of work the façade of this building had been removed and it became possible to see into every one of more than a hundred units. Each room painted a different pastel shade. The spectrum of hues chosen by residents over a period of many years becoming visible in unison for the first time, forming a vast three-dimensional colour swatch. A randomly generated artwork, existing for just a few days until the demolition was complete.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Photography: Film & Imaging, Napier University, Edinburgh, 2003
  • Experience

  • Gallery Assistant, Hayward Gallery, London, 2005-7; Photoshop Tutor, Photofusion, London, 2004-5; Exhibitions Assistant, International Center of Photography, New York, 2003
  • Exhibitions

  • Failure/Success (Krakow Photomonth), Nowa Huta Cultural Centre, Krakow, Poland, 2007; Dot Dot Dash, Gunhild Moe Gallery, Oslo, Norway, 2006; Contemporary British Photography, Canberra Institute of Technology, Canberra, Australia, 2005; In The Meantime, Poplar Gallery, London, 2005
  • Awards

  • Shortlisted, Man Group Photography Prize, 2007