disembodiedlandscape - victoria piersig

Taken aboard the historic Bark Europa, Victoria’s photographs transport the viewer to an earlier era of exploration, before cruise ships commercialized the Southern Ocean. Juxtaposing a sailor’s connection to the sea with the ethereal and brutal quality of Antarctica, Victoria undermines our idealized visions of pristine penguins and sunny frozen seascapes to show both the unforgivingness of nature in a land devoid of time and scale and the human effort required for such a quest.

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