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McIntyre, Mary (2009) The Dream. [Body of work]

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Abstract

This body of work draws on notions of the sublime. These works fix the most ephemeral conditions of the landscape, the ‘elements’ themselves, in representation. By photographing in very specific weathers, particularly mist and fog, I have been producing documents of that which is intangible; in these images, each location, the supposed ‘site’ of the work, is rendered unknowable. In its most literal appearance, the work investigates the ‘weakest’ sense of the sublime as explored by Burke (one sees a picture of a phenomenon inspiring awe, yet one’s detachment from the scene reinforces one’s sense of safety and thus one’s pleasure). However, the erasure of the subject, or the isolation of elements within it by wreaths of fog, produces a more generalised ‘dread and melancholy’ (Kant). Details:Series of two works, entitled, 'The Dream I & II', colour lightjet photographic prints, both measuring 122 cm x 152 cm. Edition of three.

Item Type:Body of work
Keywords:Photography, the sublime, nature, phenomena, urban locations.
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > Belfast School of Art
Research Institutes and Groups:Art and Design Research Institute
Art and Design Research Institute > Art and Context
Named items:
TitleMediaDescriptionDimensionsDuration
The Dream I & IIColour lightjet photographic printsSeries of two photographic prints122 cm 152 cm
Date:2009
ID Code:13348
Deposited By:Miss Mary McIntyre
Deposited On:02 May 2010 17:51
Last Modified:19 Apr 2013 10:44

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