Overview participating exhibitions
In STARS, Ellie Davies joins photographs of ancient woods with images shot by the Hubble space telescope of the Milky Way, the nebula Omega Centauri and embryonic stars in the nebula NGC 346. By using images from one of the most advanced scientific instruments, she connects the woodlands to the mystery of the unfathomable universe. She contrasts the visceral and tactile nature of the woods, the wild places from her youth, with the sense of disconnection. Now that we only experience the landscape with the intervention of technology, there is a matter of a deep and fundamental loss of contact. This alienation separates us from a real, compelling relationship with the natural world.
In COME WITH ME Ellie Davies investigates the relation between landscapes and the artist, and the way in which the landscape helps form identity. In addition, the series underscores that our perception of nature is coloured by our cultural baggage. Davies photographed paths of artificial materials meandering through the woods, paths which enable her to be a part of nature, and which shape nature. Her work is a new approach to the role that art has traditionally had in the attribution of meaning to nature, and the creation of myths.
Ellie Davies (United Kingdom, 1976) completed her Master’s degree in Photography at London College of Communication in 2008. Her work has been widely exhibited internationally and has been awarded the Magnum Photography Award (2017), the PDN The Curator Awards (2016) and the PX3 Paris Photo Prize in the category Fine Art Landscape (2010 and 2015). In 2012, her series Come With Me was exhibited at the Noorderlicht Photo Festival Terra Cognita.
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