The Palace Prints photographic series draws on material Prodger encountered during the making of SaF05 (2019). The series comprises pages of a book showing 6th Century BC Assyrian stone relief panels depicting lion hunts, in the process of being cut and collaged by the artist. A levelled plane of guiding grids and page markers, the photograph shapes a recalibration of anthropological blueprinting. In palace reliefs of this period the distinction between foreground and background appears flattened and collapsed, counter to linear perspective’s illusionary depth. These spatial systems echo Prodger’s ongoing preoccupation with queering perspective, framing and time in relation to bodies and landscape.
You Burn Me, 2019
35.5 x 53 cm
Edition 1 of 3 + 2 AP
£8,000 (excl. VAT and shipping)