Synopsis

Trace-Retrace was a project, developed in Japan and the U.K., which explored the relationship between time, place and memory through the production of ‘reproducible collages’.  In Spring 2006 artist Christopher Jones revisited the location of his former residence in Japan (during the period 1987-89), now a demolition site, in order to investigate the dependence on time, place and change in the construction of memory.  Through the production of a body of work in the form of paintings, drawings, tracings, photographs and collages he developed ‘reproducible collages’ which combine assemblage and print reproduction to create pictorial analogues of memory based on conventions of discontinuous, fragmented time.