'Borderline Picturesque & the Recounting Prospect, (part one)' Is a diptych of still life images; they are part of a body of work begun while on residency in Tromsø, Norway. I’d become fascinated by the codification and co-modification of the cities surrounding landscape and it’s affect on the local culture. Upon my return I set about making sense of the information and images I’d collected, arranging and re-arranging the material on my studio table. This was an attempt to free myself from seeing these images as a symbolic or representational of an actual place and rather to see them for their inherent power out with their context. Of the diptych, one depicts a tower of generic landscape postcards collected in and around Tromsø, the other, a collection of ethnographical photographs depicting Sami life.
Here I deliberately wanted to create an image which functioned both in terms of the native derived from associations to the objects depicted and the material affect of the composition.
During this period I was supported by a Startstipendium, FONDS bkvb
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