‘Edgeland | Dnalegde’ exhibition, curated by Ben Rivers, examines the overlooked fringes of the urban London landscape. Edgeland is a journey of exploration into housing estates built post WWII in London. Most of the sites photographed are perceived as “brutalist”, but in the eyes of the photographer the architecture provides the perfect foundation for light to intercept its cold, harsh structures creating shadows that are fragile, contrasting the permanent physicality of the constructions.
Photographed by artists Helena Crabtree and Flavia Dent, the images seek to expose the beauty in unseen places often deemed as toxic, by exploring the themes of Symmetry, Light & Shade in conjunction with Regeneration, Gentrification & Redevelopment. The results do not directly address the complicated issues that arise politically, due to the formal abstract tendencies of their visual language, but this does not mean that these issues are ignored.