Rut Blees Luxemburg

Rut Blees Luxemburg


Latent Babylon


Analogue c-print UNFRAMED

Image size: 30cmHx25cmW

Print size: 44cmHx36cmW

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+ About the work

Can a photograph be a premonition? The golden watering can, illuminated by the long-exposure of London’s nocturnal city lights, is an ancient tool, an arroirsoir, that speaks of the necessity of keeping all fluid and moist, to enable the bios and the future sprouting and blossoming of plants but also of plans, ideas and creativity.

The photograph is part of Urban Harvest - Blees Luxemburg’s ongoing exploration into London’s transformation and evolving ecological interests.

+ About the artist

Rut Blees Luxemburg is renowned for her photographic work that deals with the representation of the city and the phenomenon of the luminous. Her work has been shown in landmark exhibitions such as elles @ centrepompidou curated by Camille Morineau and A Handful of Dust curated by David Campany. Solo exhibitibions include Phantom at Tate Liverpool and London Dust at the Museum of London. Her large-scale public work Silver Forest - a photographic urban landscape in cast concrete - is part of the façade of Westminster City Hall in London.

Blees Luxemburg’s photographs are held in many public and private collections including Tate London, V&A Museum, London, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia. She is a reader in urban aesthetics at the Royal College of Art and created the iconic cover for The Streets’ Original Pirate Material.