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Artist statement for, "Guilin, Along the Li River"

Date

1984-2000

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Artist: Lois Conner, American born 1951

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Photographs

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Title

Artist statement for, "Guilin, Along the Li River"

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Artist: Lois Conner, American born 1951

Date

1984-2000

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Photographs

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2004
NOTES ON τHE GUI LIN PHOTOGRAPHS are from this first year, most of the pictures are in the 80's, although there are nine from the early 1990's. I was interested in making photographs that came out of an intimacy with the savage contrast between vertiginous landscape and peaceful cultivation, absorbing the culture of contemporary life, and reaching beyond a purely pictorial representation to incorporate and to photograph the understanding that generation after generation of Chinese artists came to find. The province of Guangxi, in south central China, is renowned for its megalithic e formations (formed by the sea) tha t are unique in the geology of the world, offering a landscape that looks more like an electron photomicrograph of the human tongue than any geological formation readily familiar to us. My work has long been influenced by representations of this arca's singular landscape. I believe it offers a challenge to one's naturally horizontal way of seeing In 1984 I applied for, and was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to live in China for a year. Using the camera as my tool for exploration, I lived in the areas around Guilin, absorbing the surroundings as can only be done in an extended period of time. For more than two thousand years this area has been a muse for poets, writers, and painters. They came, as I did, to see and experience this landscape, to make part of it theirs. More than half of the images in this portfolio In an attempt, on my part, to make photographs more believable than the world, I make the most elaborately detailed descriptions possible. (Thus my use of the 7xl7 inch negative and the contact print.) Over the years the fictions I have created through photography has expanded to describe a veritable as well as a mythical China, both of which are integral to my vision. Guilin has been the microcosm through which I have investigated and experienced this world. LOIS CONNER MARCH 2004
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