Dark Brew – The Alchemist: Simone Darcy
Photo-based artist Simone Darcy will set up a working darkroom and installation within the Schoolhouse for her month-long residency stay at Rosny Farm. Simone will work within the fully operational photography darkroom space for a number of days each week allowing the public to participate in making body photograms. These direct prints will be shown in the connecting exhibition space.
This project will embrace the style of the early Dada artists in producing spontaneous emissions of the self; Dark Brew will focus on the constructed momentary experience and posture absurd. Combining a fascination with art, science, and history Simone will use experimental photographic processes to create works that directly respond to the physical and psychological body.
Image: Galaxy (detail), hand painted photogram, 2022