Ben Cauchi uses long outmoded techniques to make unique photographs with a strange and spectral beauty. In doing so he has revitalised those traditional ways of making and seeing within the context of the present-day world. His work is made using the very earliest photographic techniques producing one-off positives on glass or metal. It is a process invented at a time of pioneering discovery in the worlds of science, industry and reason, yet also a time when spiritualism and mesmerism held the public imagination.
This dichotomy is at the centre of Cauchi's practice and this exhibition in Ingleby Gallery's Gallery II space will present new and recent works that blur the lines between what is, and what is not.