Dan Holdsworth - Contemporary Artists

Untitled 8 (Hyperborea)

Untitled 8 (Hyperborea) The Saatchi Gallery
 

Dan Holdsworth

Untitled 8 (Hyperborea)

2006
C-print

122 x 152cm

Shot on location in Iceland, Dan Holdsworth’s Untitled (Hyperborea) series unfolds like an elaborate set from a science fiction film. Picturing the landscape at night, the eerie lighting effects are not the result of computer manipulation, but rather the natural occurrence of the Northern Lights bathing the barren, volcanic countryside. Photographed with long exposures, Holdsworth’s landscapes develop a supernatural glow, making the mountains and rivers appear alien and atomic; the recognisable features of distant buildings, cars, and passing aeroplanes lend a disturbing familiarity to the apocalyptic scenes.
 
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