Welcome back, this one is episode 123 and another lovely artist. After speaking with Jeanine in episode 120 she was kind enough to recommend I look at Linda Alterwitz’s work. After looking over her work contacting it was clear she had a way with her art. Linda describes herself as “working within the intersection of art, technology and science”. When you see her work you will see why too.
Linda Alterwitz talks about where the ideas for the projects come from – like watching a tv show or out with her husband. She started life with a Master in Fine Art & Painting, but was already doing oil painting with her mother at about 5 years old. Life has not always been easy though and talks about having a brain tuma in her 30’s. How this actually influenced her use of medical technology for her work too. This medical project started with using dog x-rays + layering with landscapes. She then moved to human ones and collaborated with hospitals too.
Linda is very interested in the internal rhythms of our bodies too, whether its the heart, body or mind. She also finds coloration between rhythms in nature and humans.
During the show I couldn’t help pick on a few words, but these ones stood out
“Landscapes are about comfort zones.”
In this one we discuss:
- collaborating exhibition
- left & right brain
- thermal imaging
- plastic cameras
- technology changes
- the next project
Personal website – https://lindaalterwitz.com/projects/
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/lindaalterwitz/
Collab website – http://lenscratch.com/art-and-science/
For all your c41 developing needs – https://filmdev.co.uk/
Large format cameras, medium format & accessories – https://chroma.camera/
Great and affordable zines from Static Age – https://www.staticage.co.uk/
*** COMPETITION TIME ***
As i’ve been recently saying, it’s been pretty crap for most of us since COVID. So I got in touch with Kodak Alaris and a few friends to launch another competition. Lots of prizes to be won, check out the website for more information.
Linda was kind enough to forward some examples of her imagery too.
We barely touched on the collaboration between Linda and Elizabeth Stone, so we have 2 links for you:
1 – the travelling exhibition – https://earthbornexhibit.com/
2. their latest book