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Noora Sandgren: “In spring 2015, I found a box of my father’s photographic papers from the 1960s and 1970s at our summer house in Hiidenvesi. The house has a garden that became my studio. I was interested in the world of corporeal experience, in which the artist is present in an extreme way, being absorbed in the image.
I developed a slow process that I continue to apply from one season to the next: I sit in the garden for half an hour, letting the weight of my head fall on a blank paper. The image emerges from interaction: my breath and the heat from my skin both colour the paper surface, and tears, moisture from my lips, wind, snow and insects leave their traces, as the sun creates outlines. I’m going back to the roots of photography, Fox Talbot’s photogenic drawings, and the fundamental elements: light, time and a reactive material that resembles the skin.
The temporal layers of the work are the age of the paper, the first exposure by the sun, and the second, digital exposure on a scanner, during which the scanner head simultaneously carves out the image and destroys it. The original unfixed image, then, continues its metamorphosis.” 📷: Noora Sandgren: Dialogue 15.10.2015 (30min), from the series Fluid Being, on view at the exhibition “Abstract! 100 Years of Abstract Photography, 1917–2017” until 21st Jan. .
More from “A Portion of the Universe/The Bright and Hallowed Sky”. This unique chemically treated c-print measures 20x20”. There’s the sparkle of chemical crystals in this one too. More on my site, link in bio. #primetime