2018 Finalists

Tom BLACHFORD

Artist statement: Now in its fourth series, Midnight modern (2013–18) explores the architecture of Modernism; particularly in Palm Springs, California and captured using ONLY the light of the full moon.

The images explore the relationship between the tangible architecture and landscape, and the intangible quality of the moonlight and the cinematic aesthetic it yields.

Intended to act as the stage for an unspoken narrative, the images invite the viewer to script the story going on behind the walls of these architectural masterpieces.

The time of capture becomes increasingly ambitious, with the intention for the viewer to lose their sense of whether the images might be captured during day or night – in 1958 or 2018. The question becomes not where, but when and who.

www.tomblachford.com

Futuro I  2018
from the series Midnight modern
pigment ink-jet print
90.0 x 134.0 cm
courtesy of the artist

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