All bridges from Castletownbere to Dublin

woodcut (book printing ink on newsprint), 63x800cm, 2010

American artist Ed Ruscha took photographs of various petrol stations along Route 66 from Oklahoma to Los Angeles, encapsulating the myth of the famous highway in a series of banal pictures. Sebastian Utzni collects All bridges from Castletownbere to Dublin. His documentation is neither photographic nor fast; instead he uses the old fashioned, slow and low-fi woodcut technique. We can imagine the artist’s movements were just as slow as he walked through Ireland – progress that follows a meandering path through his images.

Extract from the press release of Werk- und Atelierstipendien Zürich, 2010, © Brita Polzer, Zürich

Sebastian Utzni
All bridges from Castletownbere to Dublin

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All bridges from Castletownbere to Dublin, 2010 — 2012, woodcut (Printing Color on newspaper), 63 × 800 cm

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All bridges from Castletownbere to Dublin, 2010 — 2012, detail view

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All bridges from Castletownbere to Dublin, 2010 — 2012, detail view

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All bridges from Castletownbere to Dublin, 2010 — 2012, detail view

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All bridges from Castletownbere to Dublin, 2010 — 2012, detail view

Further works

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