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OSIRIS-REX Disturbed Surface and more art by Eric Zeigler

OSIRIS-REX Disturbed Surface, 2021
36 x 60 inch (h x w)
Archival Injet Print

American
Eric.Zeigler@utoledo.edu

My artistic research focuses on the pressures between representation and reality through the creation and dissemination of imagery. I create photographic images that purposefully exploit the problematic contemporary western cultural categorizations and presumptions that are placed on photographic and lens-based imagery. I photograph the world — the world I can see, as well as the public domain — and create sculptures exclusively for photographing. Through all these processes I am curating a set of images that engage the viewer in the conceit and deceit of the image’s actual construction, while maintaining and utilizing well known methods of seductive image creation.
The work questions the necessity of being in a place to photograph and understand it, and what the exploration of a place, or outer space, means to the contemporary world of photography. Is it real exploration if a human is not present in the space? Our seen version of the world has been simultaneously explored and photographed while we walk through it, and the photographs I make reach into the previously unseen.
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This image extracts the difference in the data between a “before” and “after” image of the contact site from the OSIRIS-REX mission the comet Bennu. The record of our impact on objects deep in space adds to the seemingly endless archive of images that document the complete transformation of the earth humans continue to pursue.
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www.ericzeigler.com
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LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gra..., 2020
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