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Starfield Shoreline


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Object ID ZBA7717
Description Susan Derges (born 1955) is an internationally renowned fine art photographer. Her work is distinguished by the use of the camera-less technique of the photogram, with which she started working in the 1980s. She is best known for her work on water, central to her practice since 1990. 'Starfield Shoreline' combines camera-based and camera-less techniques: a view of the heavens, taken in a backyard observatory in South Taunton with a 5/4 Linhof field camera; and a wave sweeping the shoreline, captured on light-sensitive paper laid on the waters edge, exposed to moonlight and a microsecond of flashlight as a wave passes across it. By overlaying the seashore with the image of a star field, Susan Derges connects the ocean and the cosmos, life on Earth to the wider universe.
Date made 2009

Artist/Maker Derges, Susan
Place made England, United Kingdom
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Copyright of the artist
Materials Ilfochrome classic CLM1K
Measurements Frame: 1725 mm x 680 mm x 50 mm;Weight: 32.5 kg
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