CHRISTOPHER  HOUGHTON

The Agential sea, at rest and in motion. 2016.

Untitled (WIP), 2019. 180cm x 540cm.  Photograph: four silver gelatin negatives, pigment ink on cotton paper x seven panels. 

My work with photography is a remembrance of sorts, not in the way photographs collect memories, but as an experiential reminder of our sympoietic relationship with/in the natural world.  For the past four years or so I have dedicated myself to a one-mile stretch of coast at the tip of the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia. The patterns of currents, cadences of tidal pools, lilt of dawn winds and the temperate crash of waves that wash against the rocks all collaborate to realise a photograph. Marking time, walking, not walking, seeing, not seeing, be-ing in the world to remember I am of the world - is what makes the work. The aim is not to represent the physical environment, but render a feeling that embodies country on its own terms.

 'Anatomy of Deep Creek Longitude -035.655200, Latitude unknown' was exhibited in Gallery 2 at the Adelaide Central School of Art in late 20216.  Works from the series recently exhibited at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA) and the SASA Gallery in Adelaide.