The Last Time I Saw You
Kaucyila Brooke's work is concerned with the mechanisms of power and representation and asks what possibilities exist for the individual to interrupt the dominant cultural codes. Her photographic series "The Last Time I Saw You" depicts waterfalls from the Columbia River Highway in Oregon. Brooke's proffers a new perspective on the perception of landscapes, gardens and 'natural' phenomena, fundamentally challenging the category of nature itself. Taken with a large format camera, exposures of half a second fail to capture the details of the water's fall resulting in a blurred white shape. The work is a farewell that is both personal and a valediction to the medium--analogue photography, a vanishing technology.