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Christoph Keller: Inverted Map of Owens Lake with Red Line, 2023

Christoph Keller: Inverted Map of Owens Lake with Red Line, 2023

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Fine Art Prints on Hahnemühle Photo Rag
56,6 x 38,5 cm (22 1/4 x 15 1/8 in) (unframed)
63 x 45 x 2,8 cm (24 3/4 x 17 3/4 x 1 1/8 in) (framed)
Edition of 4 plus 2 artist's proofs (#1/4)
(CK 292)


Inverted Map of Owens Lake with Red Line draws on Christoph Keller's larger project Future Archeologists, an artistic survey into the environmental conditions in the Owens Valley on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada in California where since the early 2000s an extensive landscape transformation program was launched in some parts of the former lakebed, seeking to alleviate the development of toxic dust clouds traveling as far as Los Angeles. The red line represents the route travelled by one of the camera perspectives of the three-channel video work.

Based on an extremely high-resolution scan of an eagle's downy feather, making visible the texture of each strain of the organic material, Christoph Keller's work monumentalizes the organic material, making visible the texture of each element of the plumy vane with its downy barbs.

A major theme of Christoph Keller's work is the juxtaposition of diverse regimes of knowledge and their technological articulations. This work brings together three layers of imagery-—depictions of natural materials, human-made architecture and ritual, and an abstract motif created by data glitches—stipulating difference and congruence.


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