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Constructed landscapes

Dafna Talmor

2014 - Ongoing

City of London, England, United Kingdom

Constructed Landscapes, an ongoing project, stems from a personal archive of photographs initially shot as mere keepsakes across different locations that include Venezuela, Israel, the US and UK. Produced by collaging medium format colour negatives, the process relies on experimentation, involving several incisions and configurations before a right match is achieved.

Transformed through the act of slicing and splicing, the resulting images are staged landscapes, a conflation combining the ‘real’ and the imaginary. Through this work, specific places initially loaded with personal meaning and political connotations, are transformed into a space of greater universality. Blurring place, memory and time, the work alludes to idealised and utopian spaces.

In dialogue with the history of photography, Constructed Landscapes references Pictorialist processes of combination printing as well as Modernist experiments with the materiality of film. Whilst distinctly holding historical references, the work engages with contemporary discourse on manipulation and the analogue/digital divide.

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  • Untitled (NE-040404-1), 2015
    C-type print made from 3 collaged negatives

  • Untitled (NE-04040404-1), 2015
    C-type print made from 4 collaged negatives

  • Untitled (JE-12121212-2), 2015
    C-type print made from 4 collaged negatives

  • Untitled (HA-1212-1), 2014
    C-type print made from 2 collaged negatives

  • Untitled (EA-131313-4), 2014
    C-type print made from 3 collaged negatives

  • Untitled (BR-1414-1), 2014
    C-type print made from 2 collaged negatives

  • Untitled (BR-1414-2), 2015
    C-type print made from 2 collaged negatives

  • Untitled (RO -131313-1), 2014
    C-type print made from 3 collaged negatives

  • Untitled (CA-15151515-1), 2015
    C-type print made from 4 collaged negatives

  • Untitled (NE-040404-2), 2015
    C-type print made from 3 collaged negatives

  • Untitled (CO-161616-3), 2017
    C-type print made from 3 collaged negatives

  • Untitled (HAV-1111-1), 2016
    C-type print made from 2 collaged negatives

  • Untitled (CO-161616-2), 2016
    C-type print made from 3 collaged negatives

  • Untitled (CO-1616161616-1), 2017
    C-type print made from 5 collaged negatives

  • Untitled (CA-15151515-2), 2015
    C-type print made from 4 collaged negatives

  • Untitled (FR-121212-1), 2014
    C-type print made from 3 collaged negatives

  • Untitled (RO-13131313-1), 2016
    C-type print made from 4 collaged negatives


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