Resurfaced Geographies is an artist-led exhibition by Izabela Pluta, Ellen Dahl, and Yvette Hamilton. The exhibition charts the intersections between topography, place and photography in the age of the Anthropocene.
Topography, place and photography are all defined by their unstable relationship between the real and the imagined. While topographical elements of a landscape are considered to be real, a fixed point, the concept of place fluctuates between memory and cultural construct. However, in a time when our natural environment is marching towards inevitable change, destruction and disappearance, the landscape’s topography is moving into a state of flux and the ability to map the human to the land is on shaky ground. Photography echoes this uncertainty, its indexical relationship to the ‘real’ a tenuous one prone to slippage and disruption.
The 3 artists in Resurfaced Geographies work within, or in response to, photography and the concept of place. Each artist will present new work that charts the idea of the landscape in flux and the resulting effects on the geographical imagination when place and topography begin to overlap.
Image credit: Ellen Dahl., Void (2019) Archival pigment print, 85cm x 110cm. Courtesy the artist.
Saturdays, 11am to 4pm
Thursday 11 April to Saturday 18 May 2019
Thursday 11 April 2019 from 6pm to 8pm
- Mobility access