Florence Iff

Artist
   
Technosphere
Location: Zurich
Nationality: Switzerland
Biography: I was born in Switzerland where I am currently living. Before spending four years in New York City where I absolved the fulltime program of ICP, I was educated as an artist. Subsequently I graduated as a teacher of fine arts. As I'm using... read on
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Technosphere
Credits: florence iff
Date of Work: 07/26/18 - 08/30/19
Updated: 03/02/20
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On my search of traces of the Anthropocene I have created layered images by means of cyanotype-process.
Old graphic prints of earliest known microorganisms, algea, ferns, lichen and other plants as well as human cells and organs are the carrier for the further procedure. The second layers are images of printed circuit boards and hardware devices on transparency.
The mixture of ferric ammonium citrate and potassium ferricyanide cause a photosensitive solution which is applied to the impressions to be exposed to the sun. I chose his process since ferricyanide has cyanidebacteria as a bias of its component which in turn is one of the oldest known bacteria producing oxygen and being toxic at the same time. The transparencies on the other hand are symbolizing the technical imprint on nature. The combination stands for the chemical and technical creation, alteration and destruction of life on earth.
The underlying pervasion of all matters and ages within the subject of the Anthropocene is the focus of my longterm project. This series is a part of it.

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Amalgamated Fragmentations / Plastisphere

By Florence Iff — In my long-term and multi-part project on the Anthropocene I examine fragmentation and how old and new matter merge to an unknown amalgamate..
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Gilgamesh Revisited

By Florence Iff — For this work I have reintegrated elements from my previous work 67P to further develop the subject of   transiency which accompanies and..
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Amalgamated Fragmentation / Microbescapes

By Florence Iff — During my research on new types of molecules, microbes and bacteria living in the Anthropocene on inorganic materials like plastic I found these..
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67P

By Florence Iff — This project is an investigation on light, time and space on the one hand within the subject of photography itself and on the other hand on the..
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Freejazz

By Florence Iff — Due to health problems within my family including myself this work derives from a long- term engagement with the human body, its mal-functions and..
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Me, Myself & I

By Florence Iff — This work symbolizes a psychological state of human existence. We like to think of ourselves as an entity, as an individual as a whole. I..
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Diva

By Florence Iff — Back in 1998 I created a photographic series comprised of 20 female friends wearing the same red-haired wig, which I occasionally worn going out or..
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Thuja: Tree of Life

By Florence Iff — Whenever I encounter Thuja as a privacy hedge I'm overcome by a feeling of both, rejection and repulsion as well as anxiety and distress. There..
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Insight-Out

By Florence Iff — I’m investigating visual fragmentation, by exploring the perception and mapping of spatiality. The viewer searches his way from the inside to the..
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Arabella

By Florence Iff — In the beginning of the photographic era people could mostly afford one single portrait of themselves, which figured as a representation for a..
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Here; Remote

By Florence Iff — I am interested in the remains of a historical past, which people still try to maintain by finding new ways of survival in a hostile and remote..
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