FIONA ANNIS
  • Celestial Measures (this is where it happened), 2013
    C-type enlargement of wet-plate collodion | Gaspésie, (Québec) 190 x 150 cm
  • Untitled (shadows, signs, wonders – No. 2), 2013
    C-type enlargement of wet-plate collodion mounted on aluminum, 40" x 50"
  • Untitled (shadows, signs, wonders – No. 2), 2013
    C-type enlargement of wet-plate collodion mounted on aluminum, 40" x 50"
  • Untitled (shadows, signs, wonders – No. 4), 2013
    C-type enlargement of wet-plate collodion mounted on aluminum, 40" x 50"
  • Bridge Meditations, 2013
    C-type enlargement of wet-plate collodion mounted on aluminum, 40" x 32"
  • Bridge Meditations, 2013
    C-type enlargement of wet-plate collodion mounted on aluminum, 40" x 32"
  • Celestial Measures, 2013
    Production image
  • Mesures Célestes, 2015
    Caravansérail, Rimouski, Québec

Celestial Measures

Celestial Measures describes an all but forgotten navigational method of geographically situating oneself in respect to celestial bodies. The original meaning of Celestial Measures becomes wistfully paradoxical when applied to a selection of photographic images wherein the possibility of discerning a specific location is obscured. Rebellious light, imperfect blacks and other process-based aberrations completely or partially overshadow concrete subject matter. In the absence of reference points, how do we locate ourselves, what are the means of establishing familiar ground? The photographs are coupled with a text-based work engraved on multiple anodized aluminum plates interspersed throughout the exhibition space. The fragments of text are composed of citations relating to cosmological and quantum theories. In this respect, Celestial Measures explores phenomena particular to the instability of matter, the speed of light, and the duration of time.

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