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Michael Ashkin

were it not for

FW:Photography, Amsterdam — 2019
SFr. 38.00
Pages: 256
Edition: First edition
Dimensions: 28 x 21,50 cm
Language: English
ISBN: 978-94-90119-80-5

Michael Ashkin works across a range of media – painting, photography, sculpture, video, and text. Uniting these diverse practices is a conceptual focus on the way that notions of space and place, landscape and self, are shaped by wider political and economic forces.

‘were it not for’ is combining a 670-line text with 218 photographs of the Mojave Desert. This combination creates a a powerful sense of unease throughout the document, which is exploring the idea of fear and haunting as an effect of the violent legacies contained within the landscape, and as a function of the technologies that we use to represent it.

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