On Spatial Configurations, Hannah Rickards, 2014
On Spatial Configurations represents one of the outcomes of Hannah Rickards' research at the Cambridge University's Earth Sciences department through her 2013 residency and takes the form of a double-sided poster. It follows, and in part reflects, a screening of Michael Snow's 1971 film, La Region Centrale exploring the relationship between geological time, landscape and the moving image.
During her Residency Hannah Rickards spent time researching in the libraries of both the Earth Sciences department and the Scott Polar Research Institute, and she became fascinated by the different scales and inscriptions of time she found in the images of geological strata and landscapes in Geological Journals in both libraries.
"I am interested in the notion of geological time and its duration in relation to recording media: to moving image, photography or sound and to the relationship between the still and the moving image. My interest is therefore in how the application of a geological temporality might affect a reading of landscape and space in relation to a sense of time, with the objects, landscapes, spaces and materials themselves being recordings of a process."
THE POSTERS ARE AVAILABLE TO PICK UP AT KETTLE'S YARD, THE SEDGWICK MUSEUM AND THE POLAR MUSEUM
With thanks to the Scott Polar Research Institute Library and the Earth Sciences Department