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Mark Aitken

Sanctum Ephemeral

8th July - 9th September 2018

“These pictures are about seeking sanctuary in the ephemeral.

The context is also ephemeral. Property developers have cast a shadow over the homes in these photographs.

I have pressing conversations with neighbours. We shed frustration. The impositions are beyond our control. Proposals beyond comprehension.

There’s nothing wrong with my house. Why do they want to knock it down?”

Mark Aitken’s practice includes film, photography and writing. Born in New Zealand, raised in South Africa, Mark moved to the UK to study art. His award winning documentaries have been broadcast internationally. Sanctum Ephemeral was photographed and exhibited on the estate where Mark lives in Brixton last year.

He has lectured at Goldsmiths University in London and runs a non-profit that’s produced over forty films. He’s a published author and hosts a radio series on Resonance fm. Mark is currently working on a PhD.


The photographs will be shown sequentially in the m2 Gallery, a week at a time, over the summer.