RUSHING AIR FLOODING LIGHT

SUMER CONTEMPORARY

 2020

Rushing Air, Flooding Light featured two bodies of photographic work, The Antikythera Group 2017 and Asgelatas (Mt Kalamos) 2020.

The Antikythera Group comprises six black and white photographs representing a group of dramatically excoriated figures that lay on the seabed for approximately 2000 years before being brought to the surface and into the Collection of the National Archaeological Museum at Athens. This digitally captured body of work took us below the surface of the sea continuing Hazewinkel’s longstanding interest in figurative sculpture and his practice of engaging archaeological material as a means of drawing out tensions between the damaged bodies of antiquity and our own ephemeral bodies.

Comprising seven intimately scaled seascapes Asgelatas (Mt Kalamos) took us in another direction, to the summit of a marble monolith jutting 450 metres from the sea into the sky. This group of images is more concerned with the Hazewinkel’s interest in atmospheric conditions. In these seven colour photographs, captured on medium format film, we witness the changing conditions of revelation that arrive with dawn. The word Asgelatas is an epithet meaning The Radiant, it is sometimes ascribed to Apollo but only ever in relation to Mt Kalamos on the island of Anafi where it is believed a healing cult devoted to the deity once existed.