Lethe / Aletheia

Lethe / Aletheia (to conceal / to reveal)
explores the symbol of the cave as a subliminal and meditative space between birth and disappearance.
Exhibited in: A Corner With, Centro Cultural Galileo, Copperfield Gallery.

Inspired by Beckett’s Company and excerpts of Ovid’s version of the myth of Echo and Narcissus. The images embody the psychological space of the characters from those stories. They appear isolated from the world around them and, primarily, they seem to have lost touch with themselves. Becoming only a voice in the dark. One that reverberates, repeats, and yet does not seem to be able to articulate a message.

It is perhaps in this grotesque distortion, that the characters may experience something other, undiscovered, unknown.

The images were made in Greece, where one of the entrances to the Underworld is believed to be, and the location of some of the passages of Homer’s Odyssey. In Greek Mythology the cavern is a place of origin and disappearance, of revelation and forgetfulness; the liminal space between life and death. The words “Lethe” and “Aletheia” in Greek translate as “to forget, to conceal” and “to remember, to reveal”.



A voice

As wax melts before the gentle fire
darkly then the fading form

- ‘Stay!’, shouted, ‘Stay!’

A Flame
gelatin silver print
30 x 40 cm

a mere murmur. Here suddenly seen
how his eyes close as soon as the voice sounds.
Should they happen to be open at the time.
So light as let be  faintest light no longer perceived
than  the time it takes the lid to fall.
Taste? The taste in his mouth? Long since dulled.
Touch? The thrist of the ground against his bones.


gelatin silver handprint
117 x 153 cm


A corner With

solo show curated by Trine Stephesen, London, 2018

Descubrimientos Photo España

Centro Cultural Galileo, Madrid, 2019

(This) precious stone, Copperfield, February 2020

curated by Aina Pomar
with Irene de Andrés, Inés Cámara Leret, Yorgos Petrou,
Stéphanie Saadé, Oscar Santillán + Yoko Ono



with a live performance by Joshua Leon


Publication with Trine Stephesen

Exhibition catalogue, A Corner With


Pages: 36 Format: Softcover Size: 20 x 25 cm Printing: 100 gsm
Uncoated, black print throughout with unique cut outs in each publication.
Hand bound with linen. Edition of 50
Available HERE


Centro Cultural Galileo, Photo España

Performance by artist & writer Joshua Leon