Roni Horn's art engages a variety of media to elicit uplifting minimalist effects from sober materials, to scrutinize identities in the passage of time across a person's face, to make poetical effects in language and to track minute alterations in nature. These investigations often assume serial or paired formats.
Another Water Roni Horn
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"What do you know about water? Only that it's everywhere differently." Roni Horn In 2000 Roni Horn published Another Water, an examination of the water of the River Thames through extensively footnoted photographs. This new edition of Another Water includes a new edit of the photographic aspect of the work.
For this edition of La Fabrica's Artist's Portfolio series, Roni Horn (born 1955) contributes one of her most recent series, titled Untitled (Mother, Wonder). Horn's 24 images are superbly reproduced loose-leaf in printed card covers, on heavy card stock.
Roni Horn's "To Place" series is about the connections between identity and location. Haraldsdóttir, Part Two, is the tenth volume in this series. It is related to Haraldsdóttir, which was published in 1996.
"Iceland is really the center of action for me," Roni Horn has said. "Since I grew up in New York people think I'm escaping from all its lunacy. Not at all. When I go to Iceland that's where I get nervous, where I think: 'Oh my God, this is intense.'" Horn's new book Herdubreid at Home is a collection of photographs of the Icelandic landscape.
Inspired by the philosopher and writer Hélène Cixous, which whom the photographer and artist Roni Horn has collaborated before, Index Cixous questions the nature of language in its most fundamental sense and proposes a version--one without words, but which can be read as any other. Both Horn and Cixous are concerned with communication wrought out of material space. Cixous writes about women?s language arising from the female body, and she argues for a new language, one not in thrall to patriarchy but that acknowledges the life-giving force and history of the feminine.