Purchased by the Contemporary Art Society Special Collection Scheme on behalf of Mead Gallery, University of Warwick with funds from the Arts Council Lottery, 2001
Among her photographic work on 'psychological space' Catherine Yass has made several studies of cinema interiors which she always photographs empty to evoke 'an impression of anticipated action'.
A key feature of Yass' work is the heightened colour with which she invests her subjects. This is achieved through a technique in which she photographs the image twice, the first shot is a normal transparency while the second is processed as a negative. The two are sandwiched together and mounted in a light-box to create a vivid but distorted version of the original which dramatises its essential characteristics.