This series is about movement – the movement of wildlife
at ground level and of celestial bodies overhead. Heaven and Earth, if
you like. The events juxtaposed in each pair are just two of the
countless natural phenomena – perceptible and imperceptible – that
occurred at the same time.
The series is also about the ways we do and do not take
photographs and the possibilities for artistic agency when I
deliberately relinquish being the photographer and leave it to a trail
camera. I installed it at the edge of Blast Hole Pond River where it
was triggered by the movement of wildlife. I value the unpredictable,
serendipitous, unintentional, and off-centeredness of these
photographs, while recognizing that wildlife move with intention and
the celestial events in our galaxy happen with precise predictability.
I'm interested in how we regard such photographs, which
ask questions about the ways that photographs are composed and about
our expectations of the pictured world.
Marlene Creates, 2016