23 APR-15 MAY

The rushes of landscapes are nothing but a cinematic hallucination.

 Paul Virilio, Dromoscopy


Anita Modok’s art practice explores the concept of stasis and movement, from the pictorial to abstraction and the relationship with time.

Twilight Zones presents selected large format photographs of transformed landscapes, taken from moving vehicles in the Californian desert. These photographic images depict glimpses of panoramic vistas, states of transition between movement and stillness, imbued with ambiguous spaces between day and night. These altered landscapes, taken on road trips over the past 10 years, are particularly pertinent at a time where travel is restricted, evoking memories and traces of the past, of illuminated and light-hearted memories. 

Punctuated by expectations and visualisations, euphoria and tragedy, between light and shadow, reality and fantasy, Twilight Zones renders landscapes that hover on the edge of abstraction and realism, defying our expectations and boundaries of pictorial photography.

Here time is suspended as we are moved to contemplate our aesthetic notions of landscape represention, of what is real and what is imagined.

As John Berger states, ‘the true content of a photograph is invisible, for it derives … not with form, but with time’.