Topographies of Fragility XXI
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Title: Topographies of Fragility XXI
Location: Greenland, 2020*
Artist: Ingrid Weyland
Material: Collage, Digital Photography Archival Pigment Print
Edition of 7 + 1AP
66.6 x 199 cm: (unframed) £1700 [Present in the Exhibition]
By exploring the materiality and vulnerability of the photographic medium, Ingrid Weyland comments on the climate emergency through her series, Topographies of Fragility. Vast, immaculate landscapes seduce the viewer to the image. Upon closer inspection, it is evident the artist has intervened by employing a simple yet effective technique whereby a copy of the image itself has been aggressively manipulated, destroyed and overlaid. The juxtaposition of the flat, majestic landscape with its own ravaged counterpart, made brutally tridimensional, offers a dramatic reminder of environmental degradation, alluding to the damage inflicted by humans, thus questioning our true relationship with the natural world.
Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize Photography Winner 2021
* The date does not address the trip date, but the year the intervention/collage was made.