Moon as mould (perhaps), from the project Details from the world, or, a very short history of photographic imagery
02 Nov 1952 -
These four photographs are from a larger series on the moon, originally made by Rogers in 1991 but re-interpreted in 2016.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.
Carbon Piezo (K7) inkjet print (Epson Ultrachrome K3) on Innova softext cotton rag paper
ed 1/5 + 2AP
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'
Purchased with funds provided by the Photography Collection Benefactors' Program 2016
Not on display
© Catherine Rogers
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Details of the world, or, a very short history of photographic imagery (part 1), Baromoter Gallery, Paddington, 04 May 2016–11 Jun 2016
The moon, Geelong Art Gallery, Geelong, 17 Jun 2019–01 Sep 2019