Clevedon, Blind Yeo, 16 January 2000

Jem Southam (1950 - )

C-type photograph (diptych)

2000

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    Location
    Country: USA
    City: Washington DC
    Place: British Embassy

    In Jem Southam's photographic diptych the mouth of the river Clevedon is shown at low tide at left, and at high tide at right. Southam is interested in the continually shifting flux of the natural world, and few places change as rapidly over short periods of time as tidal landscapes. The coastline is a constantly moving boundary between land and sea: at times the river's power overwhelms the retreating sea and, at others, the sea swells to inundate the river channel. The cold stillness of the photographs, taken from the top of a hill, disguises the imperceptible change that occurs in the landscape as time passes.

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    Title
    Clevedon, Blind Yeo, 16 January 2000
    Date
    2000
    Medium
    C-type photograph (diptych)
    Dimensions
    height: 106.00 cm, width: 135.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Hirschl Comtemporary Art, April 2003
    Provenance
    Hirschl Contemporary Art, London
    GAC number
    17781/1