Eden 6 (photograph)

Contemporary Art

Ownership/credit:  Purchased with assistance from the Friends of RAMM, private donors and the ACE/V&A Purchase Grant Fund, 2020

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Susan Derges is a critically-acclaimed artist whose experimental photographic techniques, along with a move to live and work on Dartmoor in 1992, led her to create new, innovative work of local rivers. Derges is best known for her camera-less techniques which create unique, one-off, photographic prints. Eden 6 was created in the River Taw on a moonless but starlit night by submerging photographic positive paper just beneath the water’s surface and exposing it to a brief flash of light.

Two other works in the series, Eden 4 and Eden 5, are held in the collection of the V&A Museum, London. In this film commissioned by the V&A Susan talks about camera-less photography

Susan Derges

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