Field Notes from the Edge
The landscape is often used by Ellen Dahl as an entry point to articulate trepidations around the Anthropocene and the uncertainties of place and belonging.
Drawn to the uncanny and ambiguous, she interrogates the aesthetics of the photographic medium to underpin this conceptually. In Field Notes from the Edge, Dahl presents work from recent field trips to the islands of Tasmania (Australia) and Spitsbergen (Svalbard/Norway). These two peripheral north/south locations are known for their pristine nature and aesthetic projection of deep time—while concurrently the convergence of human activity can be intuited across the geographical topography.