In his work Edmund Clark explores the consequences of control and detention and deals with trauma and a sense of disorientation.
Guantánamo: If The Light Goes Out
In his work Guantánamo: If The Light Goes Out the english photographer Edmund Clark explores the consequences of control and detention and deals with trauma and a sense of disorientation. In Britain, he photographed the living spaces of former Guantánamo detainees from Britain - and in Cuba, he focused on the cells of the prison camp of Guantanamo Bay Naval Base and the accommodation of the local supervisors. In its compilation the interiors trigger uncertainty and irritation. Their places of origin are not clearly identifiable and thus the images play with the visual memory of the viewer, with his supposed knowledge of the history of these places. What has happened in these spaces, which form of 'home' is shown to us, what are the indications of our classification? Without directly showing the horror or confronting the viewer with disturbing details, Clarks images cause feelings of anxiety and restlessness. Quietly and unobtrusively they put the narrative on another, emotional level, which goes beyond the purely visible.