Volume 1 No 1
How is Research-Creation?



Tangent

 

Biography:

Mark Iwinski is an artist who spent most of the last decade living and teaching in Ithaca, New York, and Vermont and currently lives in Durham, North Carolina.  Originally, from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he received his Master of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee in 1991, and has taught art at The College of William and Mary, Dartmouth College, and Cornell University.  The past recipient of a Constance Saltonstall Foundation Grant in 2006 and a former artist-in-residence at Centrum in Port Townsend, Washington his artwork has been featured in the recent international artist’ book tour Arcadia Id Est in 2007 and Ghost Trees and Crosscuts: Intersections Between the Forest and History, a one person exhibition at Lawrence University in 2006He has recently been awarded a 2008 Fellowship in Photography from the New York Foundation for the Arts for this current series of work.  An exhibition of This was now and Terrains of Absence is in planning for 2010.

 

 

Mark Iwinski: This Was Now; Terrains of Absence

The current work entitled This was now and the ghost buildings in Terrains of Absence use a photo-performative version of ana-photography.  They reveal losses to the architectural fabric of our cities through urban renewal and create a spectral slippage between the past and our current sense of time and place.  These images were rephotographed from the original locations as viewed through 8" x 10" transparencies of late 19th- early 20th-century photographs. The first image, This Was Now, uses an enlarged film still from a 1916 silent film shot on location in Ithaca.  The works are all printed with the hand shown life size.  All of the works were made in Ithaca, New York between 2006 and 2007.  

 

 

This Was Now

 

This Was Now

 

Terrains of Absence

 

Terrains of Absence

 

Terrains of Absence

 

Terrains of Absence

 

Terrains of Absence



 

     
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