Lockdown: A stone’s throw (2020)

Using photographs, digital prints, and photo etchings as well as screenprints, I have been making a series of image-objects that reflect on our relationship to the outdoors, and the mineral. Looking at images I took before lockdown, of vast outdoor spaces, and having time to look deeply into their make up both conceptually and materially has meant creating sculptural prints that create a tension between outside and inside, between close up and far away. Where Longinus’ sublime moment was a rhetorical device, a pregnant pause, we have been obliged to pause, to look again, to look a thousand times. So we notice, the detail, that the closer up we come to it becomes more and more abstracted.


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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.