Heraclitean river reflections portray extended moments in time through a series of panoramic views

Joost, Katrin (2019) Heraclitean river reflections portray extended moments in time through a series of panoramic views. Uncertain States, 31 .

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Abstract

This work is based on my practice exploring the relationship between time and place/space through the prism of the photographic image (particularly panoramic images). To regard a landscape, often, is to appreciate the tranquillity and perspective of a view. The gaze lingers, slowly taking in the landscape. Rivers, as counterpoints to the surrounding stillness invite reflections on the transience of the world around us as well as ourselves within it. These panorama photographs take time to emerge – from a few seconds to seconds to over ten minutes – depending on the subjects’ speed of motion. Thereby they reflect my particular time spent gazing at a river. My distance to different aspects of the landscapes, my minimal movements holding the phone camera, the changing light, all shape the images. Sometimes the images drift and rip off the frame, rendering incomplete views, implicating myself even more in the work. Each image portrays an unrepeatable, indeterminate, Merleau-Pontian ‘thick moment.’ Essentially photographic and indexical, though not immediately recognisable, the work is exactly therefore deeply personal.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Uncertain States
Publisher: Uncertain States
ISSN: 2632-895X
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Departments: Graphics and Photography
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Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2019 16:56
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2019 23:17
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/5218

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