” The moon recurred as the subject of a 2010 series of unique silver-toned photograms she dubbed Lunagrams. To make these works, Oppenheim borrowed from the archives of New York University mid-nineteenthcentury glass-plate negatives by John and Henry Draper depicting the moon. She made large-format copy negatives, placed them on photographic paper, then exposed them to the moon at the time of the lunar phase depicted in the original.” (http://aperture.org/blog/lisa-oppenheim-elemental-process/)
# Lisa Oppenheim: All images from the series Lunagrams (2010) #
“Over the past decade, artist Lisa Oppenheim has steadily developed a unique body of work exploring the usage of (historical) imagery. Balanced between appropriation and reconstruction, her work relies on substitutions applied to photographic and filmic records through which the historical and the present are transmitted and constituted through a language of today. One could define her work as an archaeology of time and visual culture. By exposing, or even reexposing, archival material, Oppenheim bridges the past and the present by introducing new meaning to these historical images, often resulting in film and photographic projects.” (http://www.sternberg-press.com/index.php?pageId=1495&)
# Lisa Oppenheim: All images from the series The Language Of Flowers (2011) #
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Video: http://aperture.org/blog/artist-talk-lisa-oppenheim-video/ (Artist talk at Aperture Gallery, 2013)