The process of capturing a physical object in the form of an image – a photograph, a symbol or some other form of art – is one which has fascinated the Notes team and many of our contributors. The artwork featured in this magazine can only be presented as a printed image, removed and translated from its initial form. Often many layers of translation and abstraction are present in the images in the magazine: for example in issue seventeen, Laurie Lewis photographed the scene on page 3, taking the photograph home to draw, before scanning it into a computer and sending it to Notes to be printed.
In a culture saturated with images, many of which have a multi-layered history of translation from image to object (and back again), Notes has sought out artworks by artists from across the world which explore in detail our relationship with images. These will be presented alongside many pieces of artwork which have featured in Notes over the years, in their original physical form, at an exhibition opening at 7.30pm on the 28th February and entitled “Image | Object | Image”. It will be held in the Judith E. Wilson studio in the English faculty in Cambridge: all are welcome to attend.