Currently on show at DLI Museum and Durham Art Gallery is the work of Sarah Pickering. Pickering has collaborated with the emergency services, pyrotechnic manufacturers, TV prop makers and the police to produce some of her most recent bodies of work. Featured in the exhibition is Celestial Objects, in which Pickering photographed a revolver fired in total darkness, capturing the entirety of the gunshot from start to finish. The resulting photographs reference images of deep space, cinematic special effects and the skies of Romantic painters such as John Martin.
Pickering has also interacted with the British Fire Service College to work on a number of projects documenting fire safety practice in controlled environments. Fire Scene, Incident and Explosion will be shown alongside Celestial Objects.
The exhibition runs from October 18th to January 12th.