As the moon turns in space, 2011
Group of 5 archival pigment prints on rag paper
Each print 20.3 x 27.2 cm
Edition 1/3 (+ 1 A.P.)
2012 Museum Oud Amelisweerd, Utrecht, NL
2011 Highway, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
Anya Gallaccio's works remind one of the work of land art artists such as Robert Smithson, who found in the earth again the mysticism of nature. Gallaccio’s black and white photos are microscopic close-ups of dirt she collected during her recent road trip through the desert landscapes of California, Nevada, Arizona and Utah. The photographs and the sculptures appear to both focus in and expand the landscape, which can be seen simultaneously as both a physical and mental landscape which belong to the domain of imagination. Gallaccio:
"I wanted to make landscapes with an epic sense of scale, or a strangeness, like planets, and remote unexplored worlds from these tiny particles, normally overlooked, literally under our feet."