Stephen Willats, Attracting the Attractor
ATTRACTING THE ATTRACTOR presents photographs made in Yeading (Hayes, Greater London) in 2018, along with text and graphic elements. Willats has long been familiar with Yeading, conceiving of it as a normative built space that serves as a setting for typical, ordinary, life. For ATTRACTING THE ATTRACTOR, Willats photographed two women walking along a residential street in the area, one behind the other, never touching or speaking, but clearly ‘in relation’. Their tempered interaction articulates a psychic experience and social condition characteristic, perhaps, of urban habitation. They neither know each other, nor are they completely unknown to each other.
First edition published by Claire de Rouen in an edition of 500. Soft cover. Designed by Carol Montpart. Participants: Fern Bain Smith and Frances Wilks.