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Julia Mejnertsen

Flatten, Julia Mejnertsen

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Julia Mejnertsen

Designed by Ángel Luis González Fernández.


Edition of 200
32 pages
148 × 210 mm
ISBN Not Available


Flatten traces the human presence on the landscape of rural Ireland. It was created in and around Wexford’s Blackstairs Mountain during a residency at Cow House Studios. The artist focused on the manicured gardens and the symmetrical patterns of the human hand, as they stood out in the wild landscape.

In the series, the juxtaposition between control and chaos is playfully captured and teased out. The artist modified some of the images placing black and white patterns, razzle-dazzle camouflage, hiding objects in plain sight and generating confusion in the viewer; it is a mischievous manipulation that aims to point towards our innate need to both imitate the natural and to tame that which cannot be tamed.

About The Artist

Julia Mejnertsen (b. 1983, Copenhagen) is a Danish photographer. She works from personal experiences and narratives and her work is infused with nostalgia, an interest in family mythologies and the layers of local landscapes and every day objects.

About the Series
TLP Editions are an ongoing collection of contemporary photographic projects in the form of accessible and inexpensive publications by PhotoIreland. These A5 sized booklets present a standard format throughout the series, with 36 pages each, a cover with a text block of under 140 words that introduces the project, and the title and the artist name only available on the contra cover. The project creates a node of opportunities as it allows photographers to enter the publishing arena, while facilitating access to contemporary artistic practices to the general public.

About the Publisher
Founded in 2009, PhotoIreland was conceived as an organisation that would stimulate a dialogue around Photography in Ireland by developing a varied array of initiatives and events with a strong participative approach.

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