Loren Williams, Cabinet de curiosités – Pierre Blache

[Fall 1997]

by Pierre Blache

Born in Creston, British Columbia, Loren Williams studied photography at David Thompson University, B.C., and at Concordia University, Montreal. For several years, her work has been closely tied the “found objects” that she collects and arranges according to a personal taxonomic system.

In this context, she is interested in the content and structure of natural-history collections. Cabinet de curiosités recalls private collections, a popular phenomenon in seventeenth-century Europe. The accumulation of these images creates a personal museum involving unspeakable qualities of memory and the passage of time.