Roger Perkins writes: has taken photographs of every house he could find in the City of Oxford whose house number is 127. He has noticed how often snapshots from the 1950s and 60s feature people standing outside their houses.
He writes: Have the places changed in the intervening 50 years or so when proud home and shop owners would have taken the very same picture? Certainly in the case of the shops, they would have changed many times in that period. However, apart from some small details, the homes stay remarkably the same. Consistency and change - the analogue and the digital encapsulated onto a shiny piece of photographic paper.
Roger Perkins, 127 Cornwallis Road (2015)
Roger Perkins, 127 Cowley Road (2015)
Roger Perkins, 127 Cricket Road (2015)
Roger Perkins, 127 High Street (2015)
Roger Perkins is a visual artist working across variety of media. Some times 2D, most times 3D, the central idea of the work determines the material outcome. Exhibition and installation venues have included churches, shop windows, parks, forests, and the top of a college tower as well as the more conventional gallery. He has co-founded a number of artist-run organisations and taught in many colleges here and abroad. He currently teaches on the Professional Practice Course for artists at the Warehouse Art School, OVADA in Oxford. He is also Chair of OVADA, an artist-run space in central Oxford. He continues his practice in the hope that, at some point, the world will make some sense to him. A recent time-lapse video, in collaboration with artist Tila Rodrigues Past, can be found on his website.