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Awarded Honorable Mention in PBN 2011.
In a world that is becoming smaller with our increased ability to visit far-away places, as people we are becoming dislocated. This series of photographs is a melancholy investigation into the notion of home.
In 2010, I spent five months in the United States travelling from New York to Las Vegas, stopping for the longest time in the state of New Mexico, also called the Land of Enchantment.
The photographs are made with a mobile phone, the ultimate symbol of our physical mobility and distanced communication. Presenting the images in book form, however, encourages an intimacy between photographer and viewer that is increasingly missing from our everyday lives. Like film stills, the images form a narrative of moments that reflect the beauty, terror and occasional disenchantment of being a lone explorer in unfamiliar territory.
Theresa Moerman Ib was born in The Netherlands in 1977 and grew up between Denmark and the UK. In 2002, she earned a bachelor's degree in English Literature and worked in the Danish media as a web content editor, writer and photographer before pursuing a career in fine art. In 2012, she graduated from the Glasgow School of Art with a First Class BA (Hons) in Fine Art Photography and Distinction for the academic dissertation The Magic Mirror: Reflections on Photography as Memory. She lives and works in Glasgow. She is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice incorporates photography, film, text, sculpture and installation. Her work is strongly influenced by collecting and storytelling. At the core of her practice is a fascination with the unreliability of memory and the tension between holding on and letting go.