Baltic Amber
Baltic Amber
Baltic Amber
Baltic Amber
Baltic Amber
Baltic Amber
Alexander Kadow

Baltic Amber

2019
analogue c prints, 100cm x 125cm
Installation view at Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin, Feb 2020

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Baltic amber was projected onto light-sensitive photographic paper using the analogical foto lab and it’s physico-chemical process. The inversion of the colours, which normally turns the negative into a positive, turns the natural object into an abstracted image. Baltic Amber consists of orange coloured and hardened resin, often containing insects and plant remains from a long time ago. While the ability to store information in a translucent medium is reminiscent of the photographic negative, this work draws a connection from a natural phenomenon to a human made process, which normally is intended to capture a moment of time, creating images which show reality. The outcome in this case is an abstracted and artificial version of it.