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The Red Devil

Lottie Davies, The Red Devil, 2008 is from the artist’s series entitled Memories and Nightmares.  This large size photograph is a Lambda Print that is signed, titled, and numbered from the edition of 10.

The Red Devil is concerned with nightmares and early childhood memories, and the construction of identity through private interior narrative. Davies asked several of her friends to send her written accounts of either an early childhood memory or a nightmare. She then used the resulting stories as inspiration for this series of images. The memories and nightmares she has collected are part of the wider collection of human stories, and by using them as inspiration for these images she hopes to show an inkling of what it might be to witness someone else’s internal experience. Early childhood memories are particularly fascinating because they take us as close as we can get to the impossible ‘once upon a time’; the very beginning of our stories of our existence in the world. They are where we begin. They are absolutely individual and personal; they are also retold and re-remembered, and the way one person describes the event or time may be different to others’ memory of it. In nightmares as in early memories, we sometimes remember a clear narrative, but often what remains in our memories is only a landscape or a texture of feeling. For all their surreal or impossible elements, nightmares share the singularity and the inaccessibility of early memories.

Medium

Lambda Print

Year

2008

Edition

10

Signature

Signed, titled, numbered

Size 28.75 x 38 (in)
73 x 97 (cm)
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Lottie Davies, The Red Devil, 2008 is from the artist’s series entitled Memories and Nightmares.  This large size photograph is a Lambda Print that is signed, titled, and numbered from the edition of 10.

The Red Devil is concerned with nightmares and early childhood memories, and the construction of identity through private interior narrative. Davies asked several of her friends to send her written accounts of either an early childhood memory or a nightmare. She then used the resulting stories as inspiration for this series of images. The memories and nightmares she has collected are part of the wider collection of human stories, and by using them as inspiration for these images she hopes to show an inkling of what it might be to witness someone else’s internal experience. Early childhood memories are particularly fascinating because they take us as close as we can get to the impossible ‘once upon a time’; the very beginning of our stories of our existence in the world. They are where we begin. They are absolutely individual and personal; they are also retold and re-remembered, and the way one person describes the event or time may be different to others’ memory of it. In nightmares as in early memories, we sometimes remember a clear narrative, but often what remains in our memories is only a landscape or a texture of feeling. For all their surreal or impossible elements, nightmares share the singularity and the inaccessibility of early memories.

Davies’ unique style has been employed in a variety of contexts, including newspapers, glossy magazines, books and advertising. She has won recognition in numerous awards, including the Association of Photographers’ Awards, the International Color Awards, and the Schweppes Photographic Portrait Awards. Her work has garnered international acclaim with the image Quints, which won First Prize at the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Awards 2008 at the National Portrait Gallery in London, with Viola As Twins, which won the Photographic Art Award, Arte Laguna Prize in Venice in 2011, and her collaboration on ‘Dreams of Your Life’ with Hide & Seek/Film 4.0 which was BAFTA-nominated in 2012.

 

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Medium

Lambda Print

Year

2008

Edition

10

Signature

Signed, titled, numbered

Size 28.75 x 38 (in)
73 x 97 (cm)
Price Price on Request