SASHA BEZZUBOV: Museum Belvedere

Gallery artist Sasha Bezzubov is part of an upcoming exhibition

Terra Cognita

19th Noorderlicht International Photofestival

Museum Belvedere

Oranje Nassaulaan 12, Heerenveen

The Netherlands

September 1 – October 7, 2012

The 19th Noorderlicht International Photofestival, Terra Cognita is a photography exhibition about the relationship between man and nature. How do we experience nature, and what is its value for us? Our romantic longing for pure nature is diametrically opposed to the practical desire to control the world and cultivate it. Terra Cognita looks at nature far away and close by, as a dream and as reality – nature in our genes, and in our minds.

The series ALBEDO ZONE is comprised of black and white photographs of glacial ice and glacier water. They were made in Alaska, consistent with a scientific system that calculates the degree of reflection of solar energy from the terrain, a technique that is important to the study of climate change. This reflective capacity is termed ‘albedo’. Ice reflects warmth, whereas water absorbes it, a mechanism that strengthens warming effects. Bezzubov made silver gelatin prints, which gives the spaces a delicate beauty.

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