Casper’s Forest (2013) at WC-A contemporary open

VictoriaAhrens_Casper'sForest_6Casper’s Forest (2013) at WC-A Contemporary Photography Open at Worcester CIty Gallery and Museumwopen

Transfer collage on Japanese Shozo paper, found book, shelf

Here the found book completes the piece and places it on an imagined continuum with history. The edges of the pages play with the viewer’s sense of space and reinforce the juxtaposition of the book and the flat print, by bringing a sculptural element into the interplay between the tree trunk on both sides of the installation. Referencing Casper David Friedrich’s paintings of forests, here the sublime is inverted- the images are of a dying forest, a desolate landscape.

Categorized as Alkali

By victoriaahrens

My work is concerned with auratic translations, interpretation and fiction in our encounters with the landscape. I use photographic installations, projections and print editions to explore notions of the politics of place, resistance and ruin. I am interested in the spaces between what we know and what we think we know about the world, and have investigated these ideas in a series of installations and prints over the last few years.

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