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Title

The moon, it seems , from the project Details from the world, or, a very short history of photographic imagery

1991
printed 2016

Artist

Catherine Rogers

Australia

02 Nov 1952 -

  • Details

    Dates
    1991
    printed 2016
    Media category
    Photograph
    Materials used
    Carbon Piezo (K7) inkjet print (Epson Ultrachrome K3) on Innova softext cotton rag paper
    Edition
    ed 1/5 + 2AP
    Dimensions
    62.5 x 50 cm image; 92.8 x 66.6 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed l.l. verso sheet, pencil 'Catherine Rogers'. Dated l.l. verso sheet '2016'

    Credit
    Purchased with funds provided by the Photography Collection Benefactors' Program 2016
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    352.2016.1
    Copyright
    © Catherine Rogers

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  • About

    These four photographs are from a larger series on the moon, originally made by Rogers in 1991 but re-interpreted in 2016. All were made using 4" x 5" film on a copystand (rather than a conventional camera). In each, incongruous objects masquerade as the moon. The moon, it seems and Maybe the moon #2 depict segments of plaster models made by the artist that invoke the pockmarked topography of the moon’s surface. Whereas in Maybe the moon (blue moon) an orange becomes a lunar proxy. The Moon as Mould (perhaps) is a photograph of a section of unprocessed raw photographic paper left to rot and accrue mould over a period of months. The decay resembles a grainy satellite photograph of the moon and here, in this study of photographic degradation, multiple modes of photography enter the frame.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

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