Map of Horizons pt1 (seascapes)

Simpson, Theo
Theo Simpson’s work explores ideas surrounding the evolution, manipulation, history and mythology of our landscape. While he is concerned with the blinding depths of irrevocable evolution, he also speculates on new events and the technological realities that will shape the future. Of particular interest to Simpson is the ancient buried landmass between the UK and mainland Europe, now known as Doggerland. The photographs in Map of Horizons pt 1 (seascapes), 2021, depict the coast at Borth on the opposite coast in North West Wales, although the specific geography is denied in the context of the overall work and used as a cross-reference. Within this is the remains of land the Welsh legend refers to as Cantre'r Gwaelod, a sunken kingdom that’s said to have disappeared under Cardigan Bay.
  • Artwork Details: 28 x 142cm
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  • Material description: Gelatin silver prints mounted to steel, bonded in laser cut and pressed steel chassis
  • Credit line: © the artist. Image courtesy of the artist and Webber, London
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  • Medium: Photograph
  • Accession number: ACC42/2021



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