In The Time Before Everything - Box of Six

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In The Time Before Everything - Box of Six

An artistic commemoration of a time we’ve all lived curated by Paula Varjack, featuring seventeen images and texts by twenty artists (three in collaboration by couples).

Paula invited those involved to select a photo, taken on their phones in the weeks before the first U.K. lockdown was announced, and to write a short text reflecting on the moment of that photo, from the perspective of now.

These images were then developed by Paula onto polaroid film, with a line from the accompanying text. The rest of each text was printed on a handmade vellum paper sleeve enclosing the poloroid, enabling you to see the image through it, while also protecting it.

Paula was interested in the poignance that comes from looking back at those moments before our lives were changed by the pandemic, from an artistic and international perspective. Those involved include performance artists, writers, visual artists and one doctor, based in London, Berlin, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Glasgow, Bristol,and Birmingham.

Though this is an unlimited edition, each will be bespoke and made to order, with text/s available in english, german, spanish, portuguese and french. With the nature of polaroid, and the vellum sleeves being individually handmade, each one will be entirely unique. Please allow up to 3 weeks for delivery.

Please name six from the following artists in checkout notes, or a random selection will be chosen for you: Ira Brand, Travis Alabanza, FK Alexander, Rachael Clerke, Martin Bengtsson, Victor Esses & Yorgos Petrou, Louise Orwin, Poetcurious, Kit Caless, Maya Indira Ganesh, Toni Lewis, Keith Jarett, Rageshri Dhairyawan & Darren Chetty, Lydia Beardmore, Peyvand Sadeghian, Stella Duffy & Shelley Silas,
Paula Varjack
See all the polaroids & artists to choose from here
read about the artists Here