Roosmarijn Pallandt (1977) is an Amsterdam-based artist. She builds installations predominantly featuring her photographs, but also comprising 16 mm film, sound recordings, and textile objects made in collaboration with local weavers around the world. Pallandt’s work reflects the way landscapes are shaped by the way we cultivate, (inter)act, behave and remember. For her projects she has immersed herself in biotopes as diverse as the deserts, jungles and mountains of Japan, Tibet, Iran, and Mexico, among other places. The small communities in which Pallandt works appreciate the resilience and beauty of their natural environment and accept the constraints it exerts on the human species.
Duration is a vital element on many levels. The number of seconds an emulsion has been exposed to light, the drying time of paper, the shutter time of the camera, the intervals between recorded sounds: time, duration and intervals define the medium and the w ay it is perceived. Duration is vital for the observer, too, as Pallandt’s photographs reveal their details slowly, from the many subtle tones of grey to the matte blacks.
In her prints Pallandt focuses on materiality by experimenting with vintage photographic techniques, such as platinum and carbon printing or etching, through which faraway places can be closely examined in the representation of texture and movement. Recollections of memories and myths thus become an act of transformation rather than mere reproduction.