Images created on medium format transparency film (6x7). Images resolution tested and scanned to be then tested and digitally printed on Photographic Archival Pigment Cotton Rag Art Paper.
ABOUT THE WORK
Material: Museo Silver Rag archival photographic paper 300gsm
'a change of plan (burnout 2)' from US Highway 60 Salt River Canyon, Arizona, engages with the random acts and human action... Read More
'a change of plan (burnout 2)' from US Highway 60 Salt River Canyon, Arizona, engages with the random acts and human action on Earth’s topography. In keeping with Roberts-Goodwin’s interest in trade routes, colonisation, migration and cultural displacement, the work traverses geopolitically contested locations at lowest points of earths elevation.
The photographic series from which 'a change of plan (burnout 2)' is a part, speaks of the extreme topographic and climactic shifts evident along major routes in addition to random human acts which at time become visually indecipherable from war-torn media feeds.
The feeling of stillness experienced is condensed in this image, with their intensely flat and disorienting surfaces. The artist was drawn to this ever-changing landscape, as a contested site of desolation, sublime beauty and conflict. Roberts-Goodwin researched and photographed the landscape as akin to engaging with a ruin aesthetic, established in the western tradition as sites of contemplation on humankind’s past achievements. Here, the images of stillness belie the ongoing environmental impacts that continue at sites of extreme impact.