DIORAMA (2011–2012)

The starting point of this series was a collection of photographs of dioramas which I had taken in the Natural History Museums of London and New York. Museum dioramas are replica environments which may combine painted backdrops with realia of various kinds – natural objects, archeological artefacts, taxedermied animals and so on. In these oddly artificial places, there is a paradoxical crossover between the representational conventions of the theatre and the immersive reconstruction of a real scene. 

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Holt
Holt

Holt (detail 1)
Holt (detail 1)

Holt (detail 3)
Holt (detail 3)

Holt
Holt

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Holt (2012)

archival digital pigment print

 

 

 

 

 
Apiary
Apiary

Apiary (detail 1)
Apiary (detail 1)

Apiary (detail 2)
Apiary (detail 2)

Apiary
Apiary

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Apiary (2012)

archival digital pigment print

 

 

 

 

 
Eyrie
Eyrie

Eyrie (detail 1)
Eyrie (detail 1)

Eyrie (detail 3)
Eyrie (detail 3)

Eyrie
Eyrie

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Eyrie (2012)

archival digital pigment print

 

 

 

 

 
Bayou
Bayou

Bayou (detail 1)
Bayou (detail 1)

Bayou (detail 2)
Bayou (detail 2)

Bayou
Bayou

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Bayou (2011)

archival digital pigment print