The 5 final pieces produced at the Lumen residency over the past couple of weeks, along with a few views of the installation and reception below. With my computer left at home, and use of a rather primitive darkroom, I’m quite pleased with the results, particularly considering it was entirely realized within the two week residency. The materials used to produce this were, 4 x 5” negatives – shot throughout the residency (the entirety of a 50 sheet box of Fomapan 100), a scalpel, cutting matt, sellotape, a sheet of glass, 8x10” RC photo paper to contact print onto, and an overhead light in the darkroom I could switch on for 1-3 seconds to make the exposure (no enlarger, or timer).
A local legend from pre-Roman times, states that Atina and four neighbouring hill-top towns were descended from the god of Saturn. The images transport the townscape of Atina to the orbits of the planetary gods.
I have a few more negatives from Atina and am thinking of producing another planet or two. I’m considering producing a (very limited) box set of this series, on fiber paper, slightly larger, likely 8 prints. Any interest?
Installation photos: Ellie Kyungran Heo