This phrase is commonly painted on train platforms. An important safety message. The photo deconstructs the phrase to consider an alternative message.
The statement spoke to the artist about the gaps in our knowledge; what we know, what we don’t know. Gaps in information, gaps in facts, gaps in truth. We are regularly exposed to investigations that report on what we don’t know. Through Royal Commissions, whistle blowers or investigative journalism, we find that things are not as they seem. The behaviour of business, governments and organisations is exposed.
The viewer is encouraged to reconstruct the statement. The dark gaps between the photos are referencing the gaps in our knowledge. The rows of text make the viewer re-read the message – almost like a mantra….MIND THE GAP!
Greg Bilton is a photographer whose goal is to produce images that challenge, enquire and encourage reflection. Images that can confront and have the power to induce change. Images with a social conscience. He does not confine himself to any particular genre of photography but rather responds to the world around him.