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Alexander Mouton

Some Time Later… I’m Here: Photographs From Poland & Ukraine

Alexander Mouton presents select photographs from his ongoing documentary project in Eastern Europe which started directly following the fall of the Berlin Wall.

© 2014 Alexander Mouton, Łódź Kaliska Railway, Lodz, Poland, Archival Inkjet, 17 x 25 inches.
  • November 5 - December 3, 2015
  • Opening: Thursday, November 5, 6:00 — 8:00 pm

Mouton’s photographs explore the environment in which Ukrainian and Polish citizens, who survived the Nazi invasion, Stalin’s brutal rule, and postwar Soviet totalitarianism, are spending the last years of their lives. Some Time Later… I’m Here consists of twenty-two color photographs from 2013, taken in Warsaw, Krakow, Lodz, and Wroclaw, Poland and in Lviv, Ukraine.

This investigation was inspired by the writings of W.G. Sebald, a 20th century German author whose work focuses on individual and collective memories, on survival and loss, and on coming to terms with his country’s inhumanity during the Second World War. Mouton’s study in Eastern Europe was supported, in part, by a Fulbright Fellowship.

About the Artist

Alexander Mouton is a native of Chicago. He earned an MFA in photography from Indiana University, Bloomington. He has a background in film, literature, book arts, and digital media. Recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship, he apprenticed to a master bookbinder and participated in international arts projects. Mouton’s limited-edition photo book enterprise, Unseen Press, has works in the permanent collections of MoMA, the Getty Research Institute, and the Kunst Bibliothek. Recently, his photographic practice has expanded to explore new technology. He brings visual and sound arts together for interactive and immersive works presented both online and in physical spaces. Mouton’s interactive and time-based art has been shown in national and international venues. A resident of Seattle since 2009, he is currently an Associate Professor of Digital Art & Design at Seattle University.