Peter Funch: The Imperfect Atlas

© Peter Funch, fra The Imperfect Atlas
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The exhibition will present internationally renowned artist Peter Funch's multi-year research-based project The Imperfect Atlas (2019.

With the project, Funch wants to raise awareness of the drastic changes that the mountainous areas near Seattle are undergoing due to man's impact on nature. The Imperfect Atlas takes its point of departure in the Anthropocene age, where man has an irreversible influence on the Earth's geology and ecosystems, and what Funch himself calls "our blindness to the consequences we create".

Funch captures the transformation and reveals the transition from the images seen on old postcards of the landscape near Mt. Baker and Mt. Rainier, to this day, using RGB tricolor separation. This photographic technique was invented around the Industrial Revolution and was used to create the world's first color photography. Through this technique, Funch recaptures the landscape across three different exposures via red, green and blue filters, superimposed on each other.

The exhibition will also display extensive archive and research material, among others, vintage postcards, newspaper clippings, maps and satellite images of the region that Funch collected and used to locate the location where the original postcard images were taken.

The exhibition has received support from: Danish Arts Foundation, Augustinus Fonden, New Carlsberg Foundation, Politiken-Fonden, Illux, Knud Højgaards Fond and Hoffmann & Husmans Fond.

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