Magic Hour embodies a collaboration between the artist and the land. It seeks to defy logic, erasing conditioned ways of seeing by subverting expected modes of looking. Experiencing nature through small acts of engagement contrasts the passive consumption of a view, where photographs are taken but give nothing in return. Here instead uneventful places serve as a stage for play on which mundane objects perform. The transitory interventions only exist in the photographs. Captured by the photographic act, they hover in mid-air; between real and imagined, purpose and futility, photography and performance. Rather than adding knowledge and conforming to traditions of landscape photography, Magic Hour is an invitation to enter a process of un-looking and a celebration of everyday landscapes.
Iryna Baklan • Mark Bell • Claire French • Paul Greenfield • Clare Lyons • Gavin Martin • Roula Patra • John Post • Martin Reynolds • Niall Ruddy • Jolane Schaffner •