Stephen Cornford

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 Cancelled Topographies   
 

 

 


 

This series of prints are made on a set of found maps of North Norway that had been withdrawn from the archive of the Directorate of Military Survey. Each print combines three distinct visualisations of the landscape. The original topographic representation is overlaid with a digitally printed drone image of the same region and a screenprint of ground penetrating radar data acquired from the Norwegian Geological Survey.

The title refers to both the ‘CANCELLED’ stamp found on the bottom corner of each map, and the transformations to landscapes that occur in the wake of them being imaged by geological prospectors in advance of being mined. As regions within the Arctic Circle are increasingly targeted for their resources by extractive industries, the landscapes of arctic Norway, and the habitats they provide for wild species, are increasingly under threat.

 

 

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Four Million Tonnes per Annum

Cancelled Topographies

--------------------------------------------------2023
Spectral Index

Petrified Media

--------------------------------------------------2022
Dark Current Collages
Horizon of Fulfillment

--------------------------------------------------2021
To Photograph A Rock
Pixel Mining

--------------------------------------------------2019
RGB [Retinally Governed Behaviours]

--------------------------------------------------2018
Saturation Trails - Acid
- Laser
- X-Ray
Destruction of an Image Sensor

-------------------------------------------------2016
Constant Linear Velocity
Augenmusik
Methodology for a Synaesthetic Screen

-------------------------------------------------2015
Migration
Digital Audio Film

-------------------------------------------------2013
Solipsism Cinema
Archipelago

-------------------------------------------------2012
Recorded (on) Delivery
Five Introverted Machines

-------------------------------------------------2011
Binatone Galaxy

-------------------------------------------------2010
In Search of a Concrete Music

-------------------------------------------------2009
Works for Turntable

-------------------------------------------------2008
Three Piece
Air Guitar
Extended Piano

------------------------------------------------2007
Trespassing The Olympic Site
For Violin, Viola & Tape