FUGITIVE MIRROR
Working with the Marshall Collection 

 2010

The British School at Rome

Fugitive Mirror: Working With The Marshall Collection was the first public presentation of Hazewinkel's ongoing engagement with the John Marshall Photographic Archive held at the British School at Rome.

John Marshall (1862-1928) was a British scholar of antique sculpture and commercial agent of antiquities. The archive of images that he collected and commissioned reflects both his working practices and the melding of these roles. From 1906 until his death in 1928 Marshall was the exclusive European Agent of antiquities to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. His archive comprises approximately 800 early 20th century gelatin dry plate negatives and approximately 2500 gelatin silver prints documenting (principally) Greek and Roman sculpture.

Working exclusively with the glass negatives of the Marshall Archive Hazewinkel developed a body of work in response to the fragile materiality of the photographic artefacts and their subjects. It included photo-mediated screen-prints on sandpaper and silvered linen, drawings, audio works, sculptural elements including reworked found objects and a customised light table on which he presented a selection of the glass negatives alongside natural elements.