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The Subtext of a Dream

The Subtext of a Dream
Sharon Boothroyd


20 pages
ISBN: Not Available


The Subtext of a Dream centres around fictional experiences of imagined contact or fantasy as experienced by a fictional character Madame Beauvais. Bombarded by a glut of erotica this series reads like a swim through erotic literature. The text fragments are written by multiple authors (from writers as diverse as Chris Krauss, E. L. James, Anais Nin, Judy Blume and Georges Bataille) and re-appropriated by the artist. The images of water surfaces represent the character’s desire to fall in, to experience contact with seductive thresholds, yet remains, for now, teetering on the edge.

About the Artist
Sharon Boothroyd is a photographic artist and lecturer based in London. Her work has been exhibited worldwide including Encontros das Imagem, Braga; Goa Photo Festival; Cosmos, Arles; The Centre of Photography, Clement-Ferrond, Tate Liverpool, and P3 Ambika Gallery, London and has been the recipient of awards such as Flash Forward Magenta Awards, Canada and The International Photography Awards, New York. Her work is held in public collections such as the V&A Library, The Yale Centre for British Art and PhotoIreland Foundation. Sharon is Photography Lecturer at Ithaca College, London Centre and Roehampton University and Visiting Lecturer on the MA across-school group at the Royal College of Art where she teaches Language: Transparency and Concealment. She is currently undertaking her PhD at the Royal College of Art.