Author: 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.

Good Studio presents

Icicle, Projected moving image (2018) Inauguration of Good Studios, at the Bussey Building, to coincide with Peckham 24 and Photo London 2018. A three person show with Joanna Brinton and Katherine Eves, as the first in a series of events and exhibitions at the space.   Altiplano series (2018), photo montage, folded and fragmented

Athens School of Fine Art – Wonderer

Wonderer aims to establish connections between the U.K and Greece and considers how different cultural, philosophical and historical interpretations of our solar system can be re-imagined from a contemporary art platform. Wonderer will also house 30 works that were successful in our Stars open call. These works, each of stars, have been selected by Fronteer […]

Artificial Things, ARB Cambridge

This piece, Allá, is a press transferred photographic print of a double exposure on Japanese paper that explores the nature of landscapes as an artificial construct. It forms part of Victoria’s continued research into the experience of place as a fictional and narrative encounter. Using historic and contemporary alternative photographic processes she looks to hand […]

London Alternative Photography Collective exhibition

  Lightness of Being is a photo etching created from combining an analogue silver print positive with a digital photograph, which was then exposed and developed onto a metal plate in the landscape itself. Working in situ meant allowing entropic traces to become imbued on the surface of the plate, to mark my encounter with […]

anthropo(BS)cene: when the cock crows three times (2017)

C-type print of Larsen ice shelf crack, 90 gsm paper Part of the exhibition Le Coq Artiste, at Q Park, 38-42 Whitcomb street, London Weather Vain (2017) Film still, video projection 5 mins looped, car park wall THE WEATHER VAIN PROJECT Climate change denial is on the rise and with Donald Trump’s administration made up […]

Auratic translations

  Part of my PHD show at the Peltz Gallery, Birbkeck School of Art. Deconstructing the disappearing landscape and reshaping it. Installation views of some of the iterations of my thesis on the translation of forms from analogue to digital. For a read through my thoughts here is the abstract: ABSTRACT _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ This research is […]

Absorb, Peltz Gallery

Frontier (2016) C-type print of press transferred positive on Hahnemule paper 210 cm x 108 cm What lies beneath (2016) C-type print on Hahnemule paper 210 cm x 108 cm Part of the auratic translations of images from the 1930s on the river in Argentina, these photographic renditions (large scale) emphasize the troughs and fissures […]