Forthcoming Exhibitions

Illuminated Movement

An exhibition of dance images by Henryk Hetflaisz (b.1978) a Polish-born photographic artist, working in London

Open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays, 3pm to 5pm
14 April – 6 May, and Bank Holiday Monday 7 May 2018
Dining Hall, Wolfson College, Barton Road, Cambridge CB3 9BB
Admission free

Hetflaisz is pre-occupied “with finding a way to set movement free using a medium that traditionally ‘captures’ motion. Imagine”, he says, “that the dancer’s body is a paint brush and the photographic paper is the canvas. First, I paint the bodies of my dance collaborators. Then, they dance expressively in near darkness, while I take a series of long exposures.”

The result is the magical, ethereal bodies that emerge from an incandescence of light against a black background in these photographs. What is important is that “in an age of digital manipulation, […] these images are the result of direct photographic exposure. No digital trickery interferes with the alchemy of photons propelled into movement.”


Copyright Henryk Hetflaisz