Ann Lislegaard

Raucci / Santamaria Gallery

A vortex in a mirror of water: A whirlpool—the expression of a quiet and sensual power—pierces the northern European landscape Ann Lislegaard photographed for Vertigo (all works 2000). Calm reigns throughout, except for the intense pressure that the vortex creates around its core. The surface of the water is untroubled and changes direction, drawn into the cavity of the eddy. The clear, even, diffuse light evokes the touch of dry, penetrating cold against our skin, skimming over us, amplifying our perceptions.

Lislegaard’s work involves a dialogue between body and environment. Continuous modifications of the space, produced by light, sounds, and even (in some earlier works) odors, bring about a succession of emotional variations. These alterations find confirmation in the photographic diptych Untitled (In My Eyes): A natural waterfall gushes forth between mountainous inlets enveloped in

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