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"The Fear" is an ongoing and ambitious body of visual work presented to the public for the first time at RCA 2022.
Built from Sarabeth Domal's established practice of visualising landscapes as abstract representations of temporality and memory, The Fear documents the artist’s hometown, which is threatened by coastal erosion. This series utilises photographic compilations, video and moving image, and a varied writing practice to explore the relationship between a changing landscape and personal memory within the layered ecologies and systems that are encountered in this process.
The result is an intersectional body of work which redefines visual representations of landscapes as a space for critical inquiry. The work presented in RCA 2022 was made over the course of one immersive month, in which Sarabeth photographed two man-made jetties each morning and evening, while cohesively engaging in other forms of production, such as filmmaking, printmaking, writing and traditional research.
The printed and projected works (which are on display in person) are compilations of the collected photographs, and serve as a partial record of her ritualistic process, which garners an understanding of the layers of change, influence, loss, ownership, power, language, melancholy, interpretations and time that can be found within this coastal land. Additional works from the The Fear are presented on this website below ↓
The Fear (2022 - ongoing)
to fall in love with a disturbance (#27) - framed giclée print / in person, Battersea
the blue is beating (#28) - framed giclée print / in person, Battersea
in all its pulsing quiet - projection / in person, Battersea
Landfall - film / online ↓
Jettisoned - photographic and research archive / online ↓
Most Frequent and Most Violent - Artist’s book / in person & online ↓