lenticular print on alu dibond panel, 100x56cm,
based on film stills from Crater, photo collage: Victoria Mars Crater and (inverted) terrazzo floor
Victoria is a crater on Mars which was informally named after one of Magellan’s ships
– and the first ship to circumnavigate the globe. The crater was visited by the NASA mars rover
“Opportunity” in 2006. The naming represents a continuation of a history of colonisation,
conquest and exploitation into space.
The light terrazzo floor invertedly creates the illusion of a view into the emptiness of space. The change in the background transforms the non-materiality of the crater into a mass. The work is involving the movement of the viewer into a process of endless transformation.
The work builds on film stills from my short film “Crater” (2022). The digital photo collage is
inspired by an artistic exchange with Dan Robert Lahiani and is quoting his photo work “The Floor
I Left” (2020) showing a hole in a terrazzo floor.
Lenticular printing is a technology that uses lenticular lenses to make printed images appear to move when viewed from different angles.
Video of the effect:
Produced by: Digi-Art, Neue Visuelle Medien
5-10 2023 September: Parallel Vienna/ Land Steiermark, fair/group exhibition, Vienna (AT)