A question of this body: Esther Teichmann

The combination of collage of images and spoken word poetry in the work In Search of Lightning merge and flow in a way that for me is haunting and melancholic. Shadows, dripping water, swampy damp and dark outdoor spaces fill the frame and a voice that carries sound that is serious and deadpan with reverberations of minor chords. The images seem to need the spoken word in order to carry a necessary complexity (which this piece wouldn’t have without it) and yet together they seem to me to be complex yet overloaded somehow. Although, I am writing this on a day when I am grieving the loss of our brother, brilliant artist and totally unique person Robin Williams (may he rest in peace).

BLOG - The Photographers' Gallery

As part of the gallery’s digital programme running alongside our exhibition Home Truths, artist Esther Teichmann took over our Instagram feed

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