Title: Notes on time and place
Artist: Dana Ariel
Size: 50 x 50 cm
Edition: 8 (+ 2 AP)
NOTES ON TIME AND PLACE. This image is part of a developing body of work that dwells on time and place within and outside the studio. The work aims to operate metaphorically, as reflections on the passage of time on the one hand, and on the traces left in the landscape and the impact human presence has on the natural environment on the other. The domestic environment, the studio and the landscape are sites of exploration, positioning or reimagining of past moments and memories. The holding hand, the pointing gesture and the imprint of time and action are integral to this project as photographic notions and slow observations of the things around us that can be seen through connotative layers that travel interchangeably between past and present. The palm leaves, one fallen the other broken by the swift move of the hand, are such gestures that signify poetic and contemplative reflections on the medium of photography as a tool for recording, recollecting and reimagining.
DANA ARIEL is an artist, researcher and lecturer based in London. She received her PhD, a research project entitled Sites of Unlearning: Encountering Perforated Ground, from the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London with an awarded studentship from the AHRC. Her work has been exhibited internationally in various venues and events including the recent solo exhibition ‘To Cross the Border with a Pomegranate’, Maya Gallery, Tel Aviv (2018), Brighton Photo Fringe Festival (2016) and Neo Gallery, Bolton (2014). Recent group exhibitions include 'Home Sweet Home' at the Institute for Photography, Lille and Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles (2019), The International Print Biennale, Newcastle, 12 Star Gallery, Roaming Room and UCL Art Museum in London.