Envisioning Absence

Envisioning Absence came out of my fascination with the virtual environments and representations of Earth offered by so called "virtual globes". A virtual globe is a detailed representation of Earth, generated automatically by the accumulation of satellite images; it is therefore an autonomous world. Building a relationship between the autonomy of the virtual globe with the idealisation of a world devoid of human presence, I position myself as an outsider to it and wander virtually, in search for landscapes. I make direct imprints from my screen of the landscapes I 'discover', and in so doing, explore contradictions between the digital and immaterial nature of these virtual representations with the gesture and materiality of the analogue photographic process.

Date2011
matrix

minerva1

9x 18cmx32cm silver gelatin prints on fiber paper.

2011, installation view