Christopher Williams: Program. For Example: Dix-Huit Leçons Sur La Société Industrielle (Revision 10)
Bergen Kunsthall, 2010, Softcover, 80 pages, 25 × 20 cm
Contributions by John Kelsey, Diedrich Diederichsen.
For over 20 years Christopher Williams has worked in the field between photography as art and the application of the photographic medium to documentation, advertising, and journalism. The works involve volumes of such subtexts and themes, which are rarely fully apparent, but are concealed behind layer upon layer of circumstances and references, connotations, and background stories. Williams is a decided storyteller, and builds up his narratives by way of an almost essayistic juxtaposition of photographs that stand in relation – not directly obvious – with one another. The exhibition catalogue collects, for the first time, a selection of Williams’s own writing in the form of press releases for recent exhibitions, each containing only minor changes from one exhibition to the next. The book also presents two new essays on the work of Christopher Williams.