Andreas Gursky, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Angler, (1989) Colour coupler print, (59 x 75.5cm)
I decided to use my photograph to highlight my experience of this space and my role as author of this moment. The following works all derive from the same photograph; in a series I’ve entitled ‘Border Landscapes.’
In ‘Rust Fade’ I projected the photograph and introduced a coloured filter which encroaches on the landscape. Again a very direct visual sign of the photographers action on the image.
I photographed the projected image and printed it onto tracing paper, placed loosely over a grid of triangles, playing both with the triangular perspective of the image, and the idea of the triangle as a signifier, pointing the way.
Border Landscape (Rust Fade), Digital print on tracing paper and digitally printed grid (59.4 x 84.1cm)
|In this image I have excavated one of these triangles and enlarged it, bringing together the photograph and grid in one image, through the use of photopolymer.|
Border Landscape (Triangle), Multi-plate Photo Polymer Print (35.5 x 50 cm)
Illusory Photographic Space
Studies for 'Border Landscapes'
In these sketches I began to explore the idea of making the invisible, visible within the landscape.
For example lines that warn you not to cross. Passages of space directing you through the image and obscuring other routes.
|Reminiscent of a bridge or train platform -non-places! Black graphic lines inspired by characteristic black railings which guide us through london.|
These have developed into large scale digital prints overlaid with drypoint which I have again excavated to reveal flat areas of colour, acting as reflective passages of space and motion.
I am exploring different configurations of these collages, in an attempt to define this landscape by the way your eye travels through it.
Alongside these collages I am working on a series of photographs in which I am looking to bring together the grid, the illusory qualities of photography and landscape, and the qualities of light and motion that define non-place.