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Exhibition of works by Clémentine Schneidermann opens at Sion and Moore
The Elvis Rock, A44 near Powys, Wales, 2017 © Clémentine Schneidermann, courtesy of Sion and Moore.


LONDON.- Sion and Moore announces an exhibition of photographs and video by French-born, Welsh-based photographer Clémentine Schneidermann. I Called Her Lisa Marie + Bonus Track will present work made over a five-year period in Wales and America. In this considered and empathetic series, Schneidermann explores the cult of Elvis as it manifests in working-class towns in South Wales, with a focus on Porthcawl, site of the annual Porthcawl Elvis Festival, the self-proclaimed largest festival of its kind anywhere in the world. She also follows a young boy called John-Paul from Wigan who, with his mother Alison and grandmother Margaret, travels to Memphis to perform as an Elvis tribute artist under the stage name ‘Johnny B. Goode’.

Additional images in I Called Her Lisa Marie were made in the towns of Newport, Cwmbran, Pontypool and Abergavenny in Wales.

The dramatic tension in Schneidermann’s work springs from the counterpoint of the bright neon lights, gaudy costumes and brazen commerciality of the cult of Elvis in Memphis with the post-industrial banality of its transatlantic iteration in Wales. This is the American Dream meets Brexit Britain, wherein the dream-imbued spatial iconography of stage, screen, commerce and street (most evident, of course, at Graceland) is co-opted by ordinary people living in a very different time – and place – to that which gave rise to Elvis in the 1950s. Inevitably, melancholy occasionally appears amidst the beauty of these photographs.

The visual echoes of Schneidermann’s work with that of William Eggleston (a Memphis dweller himself) are not mere surface. Both photographers articulate a fundamental human impulse to strive towards one’s dreams and to connect with each other through shared experiences.

The first part of the title of this exhibition refers to a woman called Liz, who Schneidermann met in Newport, and who told the photographer: ‘I called [my daughter] Lisa-Marie, but she doesn’t know the meaning of it’. The Bonus Track refers to the images that document John-Paul and his time in Memphis. The relationship between mother and son is beautifully observed by Schneidermann: viewing these photographs offers a richness of reward comparable to the discovery of a bonus track on a record in the pre-digital age.

This year Schneidermann has co-directed, with Sebastián Bruno, a video portrait of Johnny B. Goode. It will be shown for the first time in I Called Her Lisa Marie + Bonus Track, which will also be Schneidermann’s first solo exhibition in the UK.

The founders of Sion and Moore are Kim Sion and Lucy Kumara Moore. I Called Her Lisa Marie + Bonus Track is the second of three exhibitions they will present this year, each focusing on the work of a single British or British-based photographer. Exhibition design is a key component of each Sion and Moore exhibition. I Called Her Lisa Marie + Bonus Track is designed by Poppy Bartlett.

All works in the exhibition are for sale.






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