ODETTE ENGLAND

ATTENTIONAL LANDSCAPES

2007 – 2008

Home is the center-weight of Odette England's artistic practice, with memory and forgetting being the counterbalances. Her photographs are fragile, contemplative and temporal spaces. Throughout her practice, she explores the volatility of identity, emphasizing the unstable nature of the past/present and the parent/child seesaw. These overall themes continue to be examined with Attentional Landscapes.

The Ishihara Color Test is the most common clinical test for color blindness. But like mirages, the circles of randomized dots are just optical phenomena. In this series, Odette England undertakes quasi-scientific experiments in manipulating the intended meaning and function of family photographs. Selectively and meticulously exposing personal snapshots through the Ishihara test plates, the artist explores how humans search and process imagery.

 

48'' x 48'' image OR  35.6" x 35.6"

Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag

TOTAL EDTION: 3 + 1AP