• Ciurej & Lochman

  • $400.00

  • About the Item

    Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman have developed a range of photographic
    projects together over many decades, approaching collaboration as a form of
    conversation. Informing their various series are interests in psychological landscapes
    and the domestic world. For their Still Moving, Moving Still series, Ciurej and Lochman
    worked with the Rod Slemmons Camera Archive and the Chicago Cluster Project to
    make contemporary experiments with historical cameras. Using an 1893 Kodak
    BullsEye #2 Camera, with modern retrofitting and the use of contemporary film, the
    artists created multiple images of the Milwaukee River using overlapping exposures.
    The Milwaukee River is well known for its historical importance for hundreds of years
    as a life-sustaining waterway for the Indigenous peoples of the United States and
    Canada. However, during the last two centuries, the river has been over-used for
    tourism and economic development. Embracing the quirks of a camera made in the
    1800s, Ciurej and Lochman re-photographed the negatives they produced with an
    iPhone in panorama mode. This digital intervention allowed for a visual quality that
    imitates the fragmented human experience of observation as well as the precarity of
    natural resources.

    Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman began collaborating in 1978 while they were
    students at the Institute of Design in Chicago. Much of their work has involved
    creating visual narratives around gender and subjects such as aging or rites of
    passage. Their work is held in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of
    Chicago, the Chicago History Museum, the Milwaukee Art Museum, and the Walker
    Art Center, Minneapolis, among many others.

    Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman (American, b. 1956; b.1952)
    River 1, 2021
    Archival Inkjet Print
    7 x 26 ½ inch image on 16 x 31 inch paper
    Signed edition of 30