Size: 165 x 220 mm
Type: Paperback, Perfectbound
Designer: Anna Brown
Publisher: CCP Melbourne, Anne Noble
No Vertical Song comprises a series of portraits of dead bees, installed as if populating an imaginary museum of the future from a time when the bee no longer exists. The portraits were made using a scanning electron microscope, an image making process that employs the element gold to stimulate the tracing of a surface by an electron beam. As alchemic as silver based photography, these processes produce images that are hauntingly beautiful pointers to a silent future scenario. Included in the exhibition are two 3D prints created from the photographs — ghost like points of reference for a memory from the future.
No Vertical Song was presented at the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne (2017)