Working with 19th century photographic processes including Ambrotypes (derived from the Greek word ‘ambrotos’ meaning ‘immortal’), Danielson seizes the moment of her fading breath and directly addresses the legacy of the photograph as ‘memento mori’. In describing her work in which she records breaths on to sensitized glass plates, Danielson notes “…clung to glass through light and silver of the colloidal process, the breath becomes a nebulous glow, an organism, a cosmic landscape.”
Her solo exhibition “Of Breath and Dust”, is currently on view at DVAA through August 1. In 2021 she received an Arts for Sullivan Individual Artist Fellowship, funded by the New York State Council on the Arts and administered by the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance.
Directed by the artist’s husband, filmmaker Oriel Danielson, the screening (6:23 min.) will be followed by a Q&A with the artist and filmmaker moderated by DVAA’s director, Ariel Shanberg.
The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited. Light refreshments will be served