They are lost as soon as they are made

16 Oct 12:59AM to 31 Oct 2020 12:59AM

To celebrate the publication of They are lost as soon as they are made, Access Gallery is proud to present a performance-postcard launch video by Karen Zalamea. The video presents behind-the-scenes photos and videos from the project’s development in Iceland, framed by the artist’s thoughts and shifting views, and features original music by loscil.

The artist book presents the full suite of 80 colour photographs from the series They are lost as soon as they are made, with essays by Katie Belcher and Sara Matthews. Pre-order your copy here.

To produce the images, Karen Zalamea built a large-format 4 x 5 analogue film camera for which she created biconvex lenses by freezing local water samples in specially fabricated moulds. Using these technological implements, Zalamea photographed the Icelandic landscape. The work explores the camera and its optics as sites for experimentation, the translational capacity of photography, the perimeters of vision, and the possibilities of the landscape to reveal and render its own image.

Part of Vancouver Art Book Fair’s Art Book Month. Art Book Month is a parallel series of events hosted in spaces across Vancouver by a variety of artists, curators, collectives and institutions who are actively creating and presenting work in this medium.