'Messenger Pigeon', I, 2019
Unique, signed salt print
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- Signed, unique art piece
- Silver image on paper that was made using the salt printing technique
- 10,4 × 14,6 cm
Anne Geene’s postcards show Belgian winning homing pigeons. They are analogue prints using the very first photographic technique, the salt print. This technique was discovered by Fox Talbot in 1839. Although the use of homing pigeons for mailing goes way further back than that, the process of preparing, creating, waiting and appearing of the images is similar to the act of sending a message back then.
In a time where analogue messaging becomes more and more outdated, Anne Geene focuses on the act of preparing, sending and receiving a postcard in the old days. From the 'sitting down to write' to the compact message, from the folding to the pigeon that brings it all the way to the receiver.
With photography Anne Geene (1983) archives, organizes, interprets and arranges the world around her. Later she analyses and catalogues this information in a seemingly logic way. Seemingly, because interpretation of the collected data is essentially personal and an ironic reference to our eagerness to orden and know everything. In 2014 she won the ING Unseen Talent Award. Her work is purchased for several collections and selected for shows both national and international.