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Edith, 2022

2 archival pigment prints
 

Lot's wife is a biblical figure from the story of Sodom and Gomorrah - in some writings called Edith - who, according to the Bible (Genesis 19) was turned into a pillar of salt as punishment for looking back to the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. A giant pillar of salt on Mount Sodom with the appearance of a figure is traditionally called Lot's wife. The Pillar thus connects the mythological - the religious, and the geographical - the tangible. This work consists of two framed archival pigment prints facing each other. A point cloud image that was created by scanning the pillar with a drone (80 m above surface). As the two images of Lot's wife are facing each other, thus forcing her to look into her own eyes - one of the images is looking 'backward' – never mind which way - as it is predicated by her identity and story. The other one looks ahead through introspection.

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