Constructed Landscapes, an ongoing project, stems from my personal archive of photographs initially Shot as mere keepsakes across different locations that include Venezuela, Israel, the US and UK. Produced by collaging medium format color negatives, the process relies on experimentation, involving several incisions and configurations before a right match is achieved.
Transformed through the act of slicing and splicing, the resulting images are staged landscapes, a conflation combining the ‘real’ and the imaginary. Through this work, specific places initially loaded with personal meaning and political connotations, are transformed into a space of greater universality. Blurring place, memory and time, the work alludes to idealized and utopian spaces.
– Dafna Talmor
Dafna Talmor will be presenting work from the Constructed Landscapes series at her first UK solo show at Photofusion (London) between the 9th of March – 6th of April, 2017. The exhibition is supported by Arts Council England.
Discover Dafna’s work here: www.dafnatalmor.co.uk