Act II, Scene VII


Adrian Wood’s portraits are based on a transitional story or scenario from the subjects’ lives which he then creates, based on their description. The resulting images explore the border between the document and the staged, reality and artifice, and pose questions which cannot be conclusively answered by what is seen within the frame, forcing the viewer to become an invested participant in the triangular relationship between viewer, photographer and the photographed. Characterised by their use of shadow, the gaze and the unseen, Act II, Scene VII transforms the domestic space into a theatrical backdrop onto which the protagonists’ lives are played out.

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