Artist’s talk Dafna Talmor I Presentation
The artist has been working on the Constructed Landscapes project for over 10 years. Consisting of three subseries, the work is drawing on personal archives, and is based on montaged and collaged colour negatives of set up landscape photos taken in Israel, Venezuela, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. The landscape photos, initially meant as mementos, are transformed through the process of cutting and fitting, and the resulting “intermediate landscapes” are partially real, and at the same time virtual and imaginary. This mingled concept was designed to shape a certain place initially filled with personal meaning, memories and associations into a space devoid of subjectivism and becoming universal. The perception of the restructured pictures are more subject to individual point of view and interpretation than the original landscape photographs.
The Constructed Landscapes (vol. III) exhibition at TOBE Gallery also features a monography published in 2020 and nominated for the 2021 Kraszna-Krausz Photography Book Awards. In addition, a large-size sculpted installation will also be on display, originally created for the group exhibition Unbound (UNSEEN Amsterdam 2021, curated by Marcel Feil).
The presentation will be in English.
We look forward to seeing you at the event.