Ira Tviga - Sound-Light (2010)
Tviga’s Sound-Light project was conceived out of the fact that a mere 8% of the earth’s forests are protected, and that destructive logging is threatening vast areas.
She recorded the sounds of the Silger forest along the border of Russia/Finland, “capturing the voices of trees about to be felled—and then made them visible.”
Hiroshi Sugimoto - Theaters (1978-93)
“I’m a habitual self-interlocutor. Around the time I started photographing at the Natural History Museum, one evening I had a near-hallucinatory vision. The question-and-answer session that led to this vision went something like this:
Suppose you shoot a whole movie in a single frame?
And the answer:
You get a shining screen.
Immediately I sprang to action, experimenting toward realizing this vision. Dressed up as a tourist, I walked into a cheap cinema in the East Village with a large-format camera. As soon as the movie started, I fixed the shutter at a wide-open aperture, and two hours later when the movie finished, I clicked the shutter closed.
That evening, I developed the film, and the vision exploded behind my eyes.”
Damien Rudd - Objects of Intimacy (2011)
“A person’s pillow is their most intimate object. For this project I have photographed 5 pillows from 5 different people. Each pillow is at a different stage of transformation relative to its age and frequency of use.
With these images I aim to show something that is generally hidden. To view them is to see a part of the owner; the history is the relationship between the owner and the object. The pillow is moulded and transformed by the markings of bodily fluids so it becomes as individual and distinctive as that of a fingerprint. It is no longer an innate manufactured object, but is now impregnated with life and mutation.
Each pillow was photographed in the same manner a forensic scientist may examine criminal evidence. The hidden and discreet is now open for public close study. When an individual’s pillow is relieved publicly, it causes a sensation of embarrassment and shame. In our culture, the exertion of bodily fluids is considered distasteful. This is especially true when it may be associated to sleeping in one’s bed. We find it somehow disturbing, yet fascinating, as it is one human occurrence that unites us and emphasizes that in the end, we are just merely human.”
Gaelle Villedary - Tapis Rouge (2011)
In a bid to reconnect the inhabitants of French village Jaujac to their surrounding landscape while also celebrating the 10th anniversary of the town’s arts and nature program Villedary installed a 1400ft grass carpet. The project was a clear and effective reminder we’re never far from nature and its obvious benefits.
” Seguridad Social 2015 “(La profeccía dil stato della sanidade pública spagnolla) El Bosco