Folded Landscapes, 2016-2017, Einat Amir
Updated: Mar 25, 2021
Photo: Hadar Saifan
Paper; photography, plotter printing, gluing
Einat Amir, b. 1980
“A series of processed photocopies, etchings, engravings and collages, based on photographs that I took around the world. These images were transferred to metal supports using different techniques. The etched metal offered the initial image, which was then processed and bathed in acid baths of varying strengths. In some cases, I subsequently created folds that produce a topological sphere, mapping different landscapes and exposing a language that resonates with the archival aesthetic of atlases, aerial photographs, and satellite photographs.
This project dialogues with different aspects of landscape photography, combining different territories and producing its own geography, with specific laws and boundaries. The project attends to both the fluidity of borders and to climate changes that affect local geology.
The points of departure for my work are drawing, photography, video and printmaking. Photography creates a visual inventory that is sometimes reedited through collages and video, while also serving as the basis for drawings. Testing the limits of both matter and medium are an inseparable part of my work process, which often includes movement between different mediums, creating a multilayered dimension both materially and conceptually.
The concern with the tension between two and three dimensions is part of my approach to art-making, and is present in different ways. My works bespeak a thrust towards infinity, in both the choice of format and the construction of compositions.”
On display at the Rothschild Gallery, Tel Aviv Biennale of Crafts & Design, MUZA – Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv.