Trevor Abbott - neo:residency2015 winner

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Niagara Falls VII(a)

Created: May 2014  
Size: Image: 55cmx55cm Paper: 65cmx65cm  
Screenprint on paper
Edition: 5

Niagara Falls VII(a) is one of 3 prints that refer directly to the beginnings of photography and tourism. In 1840, Hugh Lee Pattinson took 8 Daguerreotype images of Niagara Falls. These are considered to be amongst the first photographic images of what was already a well known tourist destination. No other tourist destination has been more ceaselessly photographed. These prints are Niagara Falls as 'technical' images extracted from the system or program within which all digital images now circulate. Screenprint is the mechanical process by which these images are recovered from the field of possibilities as these images circulate endlessly in an incohate state, always available but never resolved.
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