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About this item
REBECCA NAJDOWSKI (US)
Ambient Pressure 29 (2020)
Canson Platine Fibre Rag, Dibond with a white timber frame, but no glass
50.8 x 60.96 cm / 20 x 24 in
"Ambient Pressure" is an ongoing project that critiques the ways that photography has literally and conceptually ‘framed’ nature. Driven by the alarming environmental changes of the Anthropocene, the artworks are formed through analog and digital interventions. Photographic negatives are manipulated by acts that include cutting, burning, taping, folding, the incorporation of visual obstructions during the film scanning process, or physical modifications to printed images. The previously straightforward landscape imagery is thus incised with physical intrusions, complicating the scene with an additive-erasure. This process — that changes the material surface of the photographs — reveals the photographic conditions which objectify and distance nature from our human experience.
About the artist
Rebecca Najdowski is an artist based in Melbourne, Australia. Her practice involves experimental photography, video, and 3D scanning as a way to explore how the perception of nature and photomedia are entangled. Rebecca’s images, objects, and films have been presented internationally, including Aperture Gallery in New York and Athens Digital Art Festival in Greece. She holds a PhD in Visual Art from the Victorian College of the Arts (University of Melbourne), an MFA from California College of the Arts in San Francisco, and was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to Brazil. Rebecca has been an artist-in-residence at the Banff Centre in Canada; the Institute for Electronic Art at Alfred University, New York; and at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, California.