SATELLITE + CIRCULAR WAIT + SECOND NATURE by Martina Hoogland Ivanow
Livraison Books / Art and Theory Publishing, 2015, First edition, 176 pp., 9 1/2" X 11 3/4", 3 softcover books in illustrated slipcase.
Fine (still in publisher's shrink wrap)
This publication comprises three volumes in a slipcase representing two projects, Satellite and Circular Wait, and a third, new book: Second Nature. In the series Circular Wait (2010–2014) Hoogland Ivanow examined our often artificial and contradictory relationship with nature – a relationship that is largely about control. Like Satellite (2009-10), Circular Wait proceeds from the longing for the authentic and wild that is fundamental to many subcultures that, to a greater or lesser degree, distance themselves from urban culture.
An interest in what is complex and contradictory runs like a common thread through Hoogland Ivanow’s work, in which the photographic process becomes an investigation into our dualistic nature and how the self relates to the outside world. The third book, Second Nature, includes an essay by Estelle af Malmborg and a conversation between the painter Karin Mamma Andersson and Martina Hoogland Ivanow, and provides an entry point into her process as well as Hoogland Ivanow’s very specific views on photography.