3 weeks, 6 days, 2 hours
Limited Edition: 2/5 +2AP
Print size: 700mm x 700mm
Paper: Archival Lustre Print
Signed and dated on the reverse
This photograph has been exhibited at Somos Art Gallery in Berlin. It was later acquired by the Gallery.
From the series 'Treading Water', 2018
This photograph was produced on artist residency at Somos Art House in Berlin between 2017-2018. It depicts a segment of Berlin’s Landwehr Canal, located between Kreuzberg and Neukölln. Once the film had been developed, it was returned to discreet location where it was originally captured and submerged underwater for 3 weeks, 6 days and 2 hours. Gradually, the film became malleable, as colour layers stripped away, and the minerals, bacteria and pollution of the water slowly disintegrated the medium into an unpredictable abstraction of colour and texture. After the film was left outside to dry, bacteria continued to eat away the image into material abstraction, demolishing the pictorial, and freeing the photo-object from the burden of depiction. Through spatio-temporal abstraction, 3 weeks, 6 days, 2 hours investigates the inherent disorder, chaos, turmoil, and beauty of nature; qualities reflected formally in the shapes, colours, and texture of the work itself.