All bridges from Castletownbere to Dublin, 2010

woodcut (book printing ink on newsprint), 63 x 800cm, 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, 2010

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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