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Warstat, A., 2009.

The Object of Photography

Output Type:Book
Publisher:The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery

The catalogue to accompany exhibition 'The Object of Photography' at the Stanley and Aubrey Burton Gallery, Leeds (June 2009). The catalogue includes images and an interpretative essay by Rowan Bailey on Andrew Warstat's work on the meaning of disasters in images. In this work Warstat has isolated stills from an early Laurel & Hardy film, showing a 'comic disaster' where Stan Laurel just misses getting hit by a streetcar. After doctoring the images to mask the approaching car, the scene re-animated suddenly appears uneasy and forbidding, with a ghostly trace of threat behind the actor.