Caroline Douglas (b. 1984) is a photographic artist based between London and Edinburgh. She studied Photography at Edinburgh College of Art, receiving a First Class Honours before then completing a Master in Fine Art at The Glasgow School of Art Her residencies include; Re:Create Stills Gallery, Edinburgh, Photography MA, School of the Art Institute Chicago, AiR Fondazione Fotografia, Modena, Italy and Proekt Fabrika, Moscow Caroline is a tutor and lecturer in Photography (Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh Napier University).
Everything that comes before us
Everything that comes before us is an installation of photographs and slides inspired by my time spent living in Moscow. These images are the observations of an outsider. They are banal and everyday, yet loaded with cultural references and imbued with re-imaginings of this city’s past. These images have been collected and given a temporal existence. They aim to capture the co-existence and articulation of old and new. The images keep the silence of the monument, the silence of the lost object and the silence of being unable to communicate with those I was photographing. These are my observations of how generations move with change- everything that comes before us.
National Biennale: WEYA 2012