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Andrea Galvani © Death of an Image #18, 2006
C-print mounted on aluminum dibond
White wood frame with museum glass
128 x 180 x 6 cm / 50.4 x 70.9 x 2.3 inches

 

DEATH OF AN IMAGE

There are fundamental forces in nature that govern the structure and mobility of all things. In physics, they are defined as fields—physical entities that contain energy, occupy space, and mediate interactions between objects. Reality is comprised by these complex entanglements: continuous deformations, indefinite fluctuations, hidden structures embedded and superimposed within and among each other.  Death of an Image (2003-2008) is the result of pioneering ways of thinking about architecture, photographic space, and action—seeming to disclose dimensions invisible and internal, those which order and constitute the material fabric of our world. 
In the photographs of this early series, space is expanded and deposited under biological aggregations, strange crystalline formations, or cosmic explosions. Working for several years in the landscape, the artist used a barrage of objects to detract portions of the territory, mirrors to reflect light—measuring, unfolding, and altering the perception of space. Suspended in remote and dilated time, locations are disturbed and disrupted through physical experiments: sudden actions lasting for a fraction of a second; or on the contrary, structural interventions with fragile properties, constructed through very slow processes.

 

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← Andrea Galvani © 2006
Graphic reproduction of original
set distribution sketch for Death of an Image 
→ Andrea Galvani © 2006
Scan of artist's journal kept during the
production of Death of an Image, 2006

 

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Andrea Galvani © Death of an Image #12, 2006
C-print mounted on aluminum dibond
White wood frame with museum glass
128 x 180 x 6 cm / 50.4 x 70.9 x 2.3 inches

 

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Andrea Galvani © 2005
Botanical Study for Death of an Image
Hand-drawn reproduction on archival paper
40 x 60 cm / 15.7 x 23.6 inches

Andrea Galvani © Death of an Image #6, 2005
C-print mounted on aluminum dibond
White wood frame with museum glass
80 x 120 cm / 31.5 x 47.2 inches

 

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Andrea Galvani © Death of an Image #2, 2005
C-print mounted on aluminum dibond
White wood frame with museum glass
113 x 158 x 6 cm / 44.4 x 62.2 x 2.3 inches

 

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Andrea Galvani © 2003
Study on Magic Squares
for Death of an Image
Inkjet print on paper
22 x 28 cm / 8.7 x 11 inches

Andrea Galvani © Death of an Image #7, 2006
C-print mounted on aluminum dibond
White wood frame with museum glass
128 x 173 cm / 50.4 x 68 inches

 

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Andrea Galvani © Death of an Image #16, 2006
C-print mounted on aluminum dibond
White wood frame with museum glass
100 x 150 cm / 39.4 x 59 inches

 

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Andrea Galvani © Death of an Image #4, 2005
C-print mounted on aluminum dibond
White wood frame with museum glass
128 x 173 cm / 50.4 x 68 inches

 

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Andrea Galvani © 2005
Study on Transmissions for
Death of an Image
Ink on archival paper

 

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Andrea Galvani © Death of an Image #5, 2005
C-print mounted on aluminum dibond
White wood frame with museum glass
108 x 146 cm / 42.5 x 57.5 inches