'Outer Edges' 2018
Outer Edges is an exploration of blank and marginal spaces. Documenting space with a minimal aesthetic has allowed Rebecca Dudley to study how blank space and the concept of emptiness can be used to provoke emotion. Through the combination of textiles and photography a collage piece has been created, which allows the viewer to become more equated with the idea of the minimal canvas. This allows us to question how we see the world and what we value enough to photograph.
For this artist, there has always be an obsession with capturing the notions that lie on the peripheral of our vision; the objects that the everyday person does not value, but are more formative and important than one would ever have thought. She wanted to embrace this obsession in order to make a project that seemed curious, informative and aesthetically pleasing in equal measures. The outcome of this is Outer Edges.