Antikythera Group 

2017

digital type c photographs on metallic paper
1 - 4 : 90 x 60 cm.   5 - 6 : 60 x 90 cm.

ED 3 +1 AP

The material subject of these photographs is a group of corrosively transformed, physically idealised Hellenistic sculptures that were discovered on the seabed off the island of Antikythera in 1900 following a shipwreck in 50 BCE. 

Representing gods, epic heroes and more humanly scaled anonymous children, the marble figures lay undisturbed on the seabed for approximately two millennia during which time their body parts, not buried beneath the sand, became dramatically excoriated by stone eating organisms. 

Focusing on the tense interplay between the corroded muscular forms and the finely polished luminous surfaces of these stone bodies, this body of digitally captured work continues Hazewinkel’s longstanding practice of engaging archaeological material as a means of teasing out tensions between damaged figurative sculpture and our own soft ephemeral bodies.