A Sky Taste of Rock

A Sky Taste Of Rock, 57.035528, -111.595306 (Heliography on high polished stainless-steel plates), 2016



The series of photographic works by Charrière employ the medium’s oldest technique, developed by Nicéphore Niépce in1822: Polished steel plates coated in photosensitive asphalt solution record, by way of Camera Obscura, the landscape surrounding the tar sands of Northern Canada. The series stands as a conceptual mis en abyme; a view of and from of the flow of hydrocarbons, addressing their impact on our modern powers of visualization through a return to material sources.

A Sky Taste Of Rock, 57.063694, -111.61691 (Heliography on high polished stainless-steel plates), 2016

A Sky Taste Of Rock, 57.292764, -111.438636 (Heliography on high polished stainless-steel plates), 2016

Installation view: A Sky Taste of Rock, Pitch Drop, Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf, Germany, 2016

Installation view: A Sky Taste of Rock, Pitch Drop, Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf, Germany, 2016