Medium: Print on photo canvas
Size: 50 x 37 cm
After already several tries with painting with chlorine directly on the negative, in this photograph, the progress and thought have grown. The brighter stream of lines appearing on the water is the chlorine, washing away the negative but adding the illusion of movement in the still water. Both notions of flow and stillness remain intact, allowing the audience to approach the photograph with both perceptions.
Lake belongs to a project called ‘River Gurara’. This project reflects on my fear and fascination towards open waters. The name refers to a ship my dad saw to break in half and sink in a marines rescue mission. The orders given were to observe but don’t get close. There he waited for the bodies, already dead, to surface. Now, River Gurara abandoned the shape of a ship and became a realm where I observe the wandering figures, emerging from the water like ghosts and wait for the courage to swim again.
This Photograph is a limited edition print of total 19 on the photo canvas.