Conor Clarke

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1982
Kāi Tahu, Māori

The Sky over Columbus (described by Shawn Lowe)

  • 2020
  • C-type print, braille (PVC, UV ink)
  • Purchased 2021
  • 978 x 787mm
  • 2021/012.a-b

This work by Conor Clarke depicts a landscape as remembered and then described by a member of the blind and low vision community. She used a pinhole camera without a viewfinder to create an image that responded to their words. Combined with touchable braille embedded into the photograph’s surface, this offers a way of experiencing art that moves beyond the visual. It invites us to encounter a scene without expectation or assumption and to reflect on how we each experience and interpret the world around us.

(Absence, May 2023)

Exhibition History