Special edition of the book Seeing into Stone
Book + print
Archival pigment print on Canson Baryta
20 x 14 cm
Edition of 40
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Seeing into Stone describes a technique applied by experienced stone carvers when working on sculptural objects: before they start cutting into a stone, they contemplate its surface to anticipate the structure and natural growth beneath it. This ritual of looking into opaque matter describes a spiritual practice. At the same time, it functions as a metaphor for a special kind of tunnel vision, focused on what lies invisible under a surface.
The book time travels through past and present, above and below ground. Landscapes, impacted and even created by resource extraction, are put into context with contemporary industrial mining equipment and historical cast iron utilitarian goods. Through the combination of images from very different archives, connections are made that speak about the complex relationships of humans and minerals. Images and texts contribute to a debate on mineral and human coevolution that redefines the separation between life and non-life.
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Berlin-born Anika Schwarzlose (1982, DE) is a visual artist, researcher and lecturer based in Amsterdam. She studied Photography at Rietveld Academy and Fine Arts at Malmö Art Academy. In her work, she explores the power of images in the representation of political or historical events.
Her work has been shown internationally at various institutions and festivals, among others Tate Modern London, WKV Stuttgart, México Arte Contemporaneo, Chicago Underground Film Festival and NEST The Hague. In 2014 her exhibition Disguise and Deception was on display in Foam 3H.
ABOUT BUYING THIS WORK
This photo print has a small white border around all sides. For a framer this border is necessary to be able to frame it properly. The print will be carefully wrapped and send as an insured package. You will receive an e-mail with a Track & Trace code when the package is on its way. A framed copy will be on display at Foam Editions, the gallery on the third floor of Foam Fotografiemuseum.
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