Liz Orton


Liz Orton

The Longest and Darkest of Recollections 


The Longest and Darkest of Recollections considers how we occupy geologic spaces. Geology and photography share the literary metaphor of reading, the formations and layers of rocks offering an index of events over billions of years of the earth’s history. To face a rock is to encounter deep time.

The work has been developed as part of the MEAD Fellowship at the University of Arts London. It is informed by visual research into the practices and gestures of touch and measurement in geology. Using photographic spaces, the work reimagines geologic encounters between surfaces and bodies. It plays with ideas of scale and subjectivity, reconfiguring spaces through which our understanding of time is produced.



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