Australian, born 1965
Staring together at the stars #1 2011
screenprint on carborundum paper; artist's proof
Sybil Craig Bequest Fund, 2014
© Courtesy of the artist
Andrew Hazewinkel explores the relationship between the ancient and the contemporary in this work based on a late 19th century glass plate negative transformed through digital manipulation. Sourced from the John Marshall Collection at the British School at Rome, the archived negative of a classical sculptural fragment is cropped and rescaled. This resizing emphasises the centuries-old marks made by the sculptor, and the history of the glass negative itself with the scratches caused by handling captured through photography.
Staring together at the stars #1 highlights the relationship between the original and the reproduction; and a relationship between materials, with the printing of the altered image on carborundum sandpaper effectively returning the ‘negative’ to a glass composite.