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"Time Trials by Fiona Amundsen"
2003-12-03 until 2004-01-03
NZ New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Fiona Amundsen's hyper-realist photographic practice focuses intently on
empty spaces, indicative of New Zealand landscapes. Her project at the
Physics Room is an extension of her artist's book 'Time Trials', in which
Amundsen has documented empty speedways - noisy volatile sites caught in a
rare moment of silence and solitude, devoid of the expected signifiers or
This series of photographs have been executed using a strict methodology,
emphasising similarities. The photograph's formal structural factors are
pronounced, directing attention away from the actual content of the
photograph and towards the manner in which they have been executed. The
formulaic approach devised by the artist results in a clear aesthetic
across the series. Utilising controls such as uniform technical
specifications, weather and composition has minimised the influence of
chance in Amundsen's photographs, establishing a realistic 'objective'
documentation of the speedway sites and a ubiquity between them.
Time Trials Series 2001
Huntly Speedway, Huntly, 09/11/2001, 6.35
type C print
Courtesy of the artist and Ivan Anthony Gallery, Auckland