& Hannah Fletcher
Alice Cazenave is a London based photographic artist whose work focuses on the materiality of photography, specifically silver. Silver grounds the magic of analogue photography – it forms the black of black and white photographs. Alice’s current work traces silver’s movements through different histories, geologies and ecologies to consider social and chemical legacies of analogue photographic industries.
Alice was nominated and shortlisted for the Nova Prize for her use of Pelargonium printing, which uses geranium leaves as photographic paper. This work has been published in The British Journal of Photography and The Guardian. Alice has also been published in the New York Times and Phaidon Press’ PLANT: Exploring the Botanical World, with her camera-less series Honesty. She is undertaking a research degree at Goldsmiths University, supported by AHRC.
Alice has exhibited internationally and has been invited to speak at events including Barcelona’s Experimental Photo Festival and The Science Museum.
Hannah Fletcher is an artist working with and researching the many intricate relationships between photographic and not-so photographic materials. Intertwining organic matter such as soils, algae, mushrooms and roots into photographic mediums and surfaces, Fletcher questions the life cycle and value of materials by incorporating waste from her studio back into the system of making. Working in an investigative, ritualistic and environmentally conscious manner, she combines scientific techniques with photographic processes, creating dialogue and fusions between the poetic and political.
Her work has been exhibited worldwide, including Finland, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Ireland, Spain and the UK. Since 2019 Hannah has been teaching and mentoring in sustainable art practices, guiding practitioners through material usage, process innovation, waste activation, participation in systems and cross pollination between industries and practices. Hannah has taught at venues including The Science Gallery, The Royal Academy, The Royal College of Art, The Photographers Gallery, Slade School of Art, University of the Arts London and Tate Exchange.
LAND SEA SUN
Pinhole photographs on Harman direct positive paper. Developed in homemade photographic developer, made with left over tea leaves from tea drunk by Hannah and Alice on Örö throughout the month of April. Fixed in homemade photographic fixer, made with salt evaporated from the Baltic sea surrounding Örö.
This work combines enquiries into land, light and sun through pinhole photography. It is made from an island that has been a sight of looking – of looking from, and looking to. How does the sun see the land and the land see the sun?
Living on Örö invites us to navigate and orient ourselves using the sun and sea, and this installation invites you to experience the landscape through pinhole photographs that have been generated by these bodies.