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Photograph - Untitled

Untitled

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Portugal (photographed)

  • Date:

    2002 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Martins, Edgar, born 1977 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    C-type print

  • Credit Line:

    Given by The Moth House

  • Museum number:

    E.396-2005

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2H, shelf DR7, box PHOTO

Black holes conjure up associations of darkness, obscurity and loss of meaning. The black hole in this image is an unexpected fiction, turning a barren landscape into a stage and twisting the traditional premise of photography as truthful. Taking his lead from the physicist Werner Heisenberg's 'Uncertainty Principle', which claims that things only exist if and when they are observed, Edgar Martins explores the relationship between landscape, photography and reality.

Physical description

Photograph of black cloth on a road.

Place of Origin

Portugal (photographed)

Date

2002 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Martins, Edgar, born 1977 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

C-type print

Dimensions

Height: 21.5 in, Width: 25.5 in

Descriptive line

'Untitled', 2002 from the series 'Black Holes and Other Inconsistencies' by Edgar Martins (born Évora, Alentejo region, Portugal, 1977)

Labels and date

Black holes conjure up associations of darkness, obscurity and loss of meaning. The black hole in this image is an unexpected fiction, turning a barren landscape into a stage and twisting the traditional premise of photography as truthful. Taking his lead from the physicist Werner Heisenberg's 'Uncertainty Principle', which claims that things only exist if and when they are observed, Edgar Martins explores the relationship between landscape, photography and reality. [20/02/2006]

Production Note

Photographed in Alentejo, Portugal

Subjects depicted

Cloth; Roads

Categories

Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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