Sandrine Timmermans, Graduate Award 2013

Sandrine Timmermans practice involves taking existing bits of information out of their original context and questioning their meaning, to give them a new breath, or to reveal hidden beauties and absurdities.

Her latest works question the place of the individual in groups (family, society, humanity) and revolve around the cycle of life and death. Working with mixed media (photography, video, text, poetry, installation, drawing), photography is at the core of her practice.

Using her collection of over two thousand medium format negatives of anonymous family photographs from the 1920s to the 1970s Sandrine will use her residency to develop a photographic project focusing on these themes. Interested in the dialogue between different times, the private and the public, and the old and the new, she will explore and confront the traces of the past through play and storytelling. The project is a continuation of her most recent series Upon Times, where she collected portraits of anonymous people from the nineteen forties and coupled this with phrases picked out in current newspapers. Sandrine seeks to investigate what position analog photography has in a digital era.

Slide show: 
 'Umbrella' (2010),  5x4, b&w silver gelatin print
'Untitled' (2011), Silver gelatin print
'Upon Times' (2013), Originals photographic portraits and newspapers snippets
'Flowers Please' (2013), White pen on newspaper death notices columns
'Sands of Time' (2013), Installation view

Sandrine Timmermans is French/Belgian and lives and works in Edinburgh. She received a BA (Hons) in Fine Art Photography at Glasgow School of Art in 2013. Previous education includes San Francisco Art Institute (2011) and Visual Communications degree from AGR, L'École de l'Image, France (2009). Recent exhibitions include: Untitled Show (2012), The Glue Factory, Glasgow; No Fixed Place (2011), Still Light Gallery, San Francisco and Drawing Blank (2012), Newberry Gallery, Glasgow.