Dafna Talmor - Untitled (1212-2) from the Constructed Landscapes series, 2013

C-type print made of collaged and montaged negatives. Courtesy the artist.

Dafna Talmor - Untitled (1212-3) from the Constructed Landscapes series, 2013

C-type print made of collaged and montaged negatives. Courtesy the artist.

Dafna Talmor - Untitled (0812-1) from the Constructed Landscapes series, 2012

C-type print made of collaged and montaged negatives, Courtesy the artist.

Constructed Landscapes

Untitled (1212-2) 

Untitled (1112-3) 

Untitled (0812-1)

All from the Constructed Landscapes series, 2012-13

C-type prints made of collaged and montaged negatives. Courtesy the artist.

As an artist using photography, Dafna Talmor used to feel uneasy about addressing the landscape. She couldn’t refrain from amassing a huge archive of views from her travels around the world, yet like so many artists, she felt burdened by the weight of conventions and clichés attached to landscapes.

She responded by not only acknowledging that complexity, but using it and adding to it by slicing and reconfiguring original colour negatives. The resulting collages generate staged, ‘synthetic’ landscapes that blur place, memory and time, forming further utopian and ideal spaces.

These Constructed Landscapes reference historical processes of combination printing as well as Modernist experiments with the materiality of film, yet the work also engages with contemporary issues of manipulation, and the analogue/digital divide.

Constructed Landscapes consists of an ongoing project made up of two sub-series.

Dafna Talmor

Dafna Talmor is an artist and lecturer based in London whose practice encompasses photography, video, curation and collaborations. Talmor completed a BA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths (2001) and MA in Fine Art Photography at the Royal College of Art (2004), London and has been exhibiting work nationally and internationally since 1999.

Talmor’s photographs are included in the Deutsche Bank and Hiscox collections and private collections internationally. Her work has been featured in Camera Austria, ArtReview, Hotshoe, IMA, GUP, BJP, Photomonitor, BLOW, Landscape Stories, Photography & Culture, Post-Photography: The Artist with a Camera by Robert Shore (Laurence King Publishing) and Alternative Photographic Processes: Crafting Handmade Images by Brady Wilks (Focal Press). Talmor is the recipient of the Breathing SPACE Bursary, Arts Council England Grants for the Arts Awards, Photofusion Select Bursary and the IV Daniela Chappard Biennale Photography Award.

www.dafnatalmor.co.uk