|Artist / Creator||Nif Hodgson|
|Press Name||subtext press|
|Artist's Nationality||United States|
|Place of Publication||Glendale, CA|
|Author of Text||Nif Hodgson|
|Process / Technique||Screenprint and archival pigment print|
|Number of Images||20|
|Structure / Binding||Dragon-scale concertina binding|
|Medium / Materials||Screenprint and archival pigment ink on translucent film|
|Paper Stock||Arista II transparency film, Duralar polyester film, Lexan polycarbonate film|
|Number of Pages||20|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||6 x 3.5 x .75 inches. Extends out to 19 inches|
|Edition Size||Variable edition of 23|
|Box / Wrapper||Translucent slipcase|
|Signed & Numbered||Signed & Numbered Edition|
‘fluid horizons’ is a visual meditation on the interwoven experiences of time, place, memory and awareness. Twenty photographs are selected from hundreds, and are variably arranged so that the selection of one image influences the selection of the next. Translucent materials and a flexible dragon-scale binding interpret Henri Bergson’s idea of the “mobility of the mind,” which reflects on how we are able to arrange and experience fragments of memory simultaneously with in-the-moment perception.
The sum contemplates how the simplest of scenes is colored by the history and views of the observer, while its own momentary conditions influence thoughts, memories, and the senses. Each book is shaped by a unique spectrum of encounters. And the sensitive materials lightly wear with viewing and play, just as memory faintly fogs with time and recollection.
Developed in 2017 after photographing the endless Gualala horizons with billy ocallaghan. Refined and bound in 2021. Some things take time.
Artist BioBorn in Washington, D.C., currently residing in Los Angeles, and living more than a dozen places in between, nif explores the landscape of a ‘sense of place’ through ideas on perception, time, memory, light and phenomenology. She received a BA in English from UT Austin, and an MFA in Printmaking from San Francisco State University, where she graduated with honors and the Murphy, Cadogan, & Phelan Fellowship. nif’s work is in numerous public collections, and has been exhibited internationally. Her artist books and collaborations are published under the imprint ‘subtext press,’ and explore how we perceive space, duration, what may be overlooked, and what doesn’t need to be said.