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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10875/117

Title: Antennae
Authors: Liggins, Andrea
Keywords: photography
picture messaging
Issue Date:  31
Citation: LIGGINS, A. 1 July 2004- 31 August 2004. Antennae. Tempered Ground. Lambeth: Museum of Garden History.
Abstract: This photographic research extended PhD research into the role of photography in the formation of value systems concerning the landscape, and was concerned with notions of the private and public in relation to the garden. 'Antennae' was a three month project that took place in the summer of 2004 and exhibited at the Museum of Garden History, Lambeth, London, as part of the ‘Year of the Garden’ series of exhibitions, linked with other exhibitions at Tate Britain and the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television. Picture messaging technology was used to relay images to a screen at the gallery, updated in real time throughout the period, as each stage of the work occurred. The project was part of an exhibition titled 'Tempered Ground', which involved twenty three international artists. Selected artists established working dialogues with horticulturalists, botanists, gardeners and caretakers and this project collaborated with the gardeners at The National Botanical Garden of Wales in the production of the photography. The title 'Antennae' was an amalgam of several different dictionary definitions: ‘a mobile appendage sensitive to touch, feelings, signals and vibrations’. This title subverts the importance of the visible and promotes the sensory as one aim of the project was to continue to produce photography where scrutiny gives way to suggestion in order to convey the sensation of place as opposed to its description. The method employed also reversed the formality often associated with public gardens to produce a more immediate and intimate suggestion of the space.
Description: Artist's exhibition consisted of a 50inch plasma screen showing 140 images. Exhibition catalogue: KAPLAN, J. ed. 2004. Tempered Ground. London: Parabola Trust. ISBN: 9780954761714
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10875/117
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