An image of The moon, it seems

Catherine Rogers

(Australia 02 Nov 1952 – )

The moon, it seems, from the project Details from the world, or, a very short history of photographic imagery

Location
Not on display
Further information

These four photographs are from a larger series on the moon, originally made by Rogers in 1991 but re-interpreted in 2016. All were made using 4" x 5" film on a copystand (rather than a conventional camera). In each, incongruous objects masquerade as the moon. The moon, it seems and Maybe the moon #2 depict segments of plaster models made by the artist that invoke the pockmarked topography of the moon’s surface. Whereas in Maybe the moon (blue moon) an orange becomes a lunar proxy. The Moon as Mould (perhaps) is a photograph of a section of unprocessed raw photographic paper left to rot and accrue mould over a period of months. The decay resembles a grainy satellite photograph of the moon and here, in this study of photographic degradation, multiple modes of photography enter the frame.

Year
1991
printed 2016
Media
Photograph
Medium
Carbon Piezo (K7) inkjet print (Epson Ultrachrome K3) on Innova softext cotton rag paper
Dimensions
62.5 x 50 cm image; 92.8 x 66.6 cm sheet
Signature & date

Signed l.l. verso sheet, pencil 'Catherine Rogers'. Dated l.l. verso sheet '2016'

Credit
Purchased with funds provided by the Photography Collection Benefactors' Program 2016
Accession number
352.2016.1
Copyright
© Catherine Rogers