Thursday, March 17, 2016

Modern Inventions - Childhood

Nicholas Prior is a photographer and artist based in New York

Conspiracy of Silence; Sociologist Norbert Elias wrote that, in order for childhood to exist, their must be a “conspiracy of silence”, whereby adults intentionally withhold information from children in an effort to preserve their innocence. For this project, a cabin was built in the New Hampshire woods that only adults were permitted to enter. Children approached with increasing curiosity the obscured windows of the cabin, which become metaphors for the conspiracy of silence, an elusive division created by adults to shield children from adulthood. This series also explores the notion of the gaze, and the shifting and reciprocal roles of voyeur and object

music; Oskar Schuster - Matilda
...and their End
For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
1 Corinthians 13:12

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