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One of a suite of eight cyanotypes. Printed and published by The ƒ/Ø Project.
In Dreams of Planet Earth, Zuercher continues her terrestrial exploration of terra infirma. But this time, rather than placing herself as astronautical subject and finding desolate landscapes to fictionalize a trip to somewhere else, Zuercher uses photography to document the strangeness inherent in an anthropocentric civilization devoid of its inhabitants. The viewer is activated by a sense of alienation from these memories, these spatial remnants and dislocated grounds. The places, objects, memories and lifeforms seem to be surviving in a post-human context. These images are fodder for another life-form to discern – if they have visual sensory perceptions at all – placing it within a kindred contemplation to the Voyager Golden Records. One feels the sublime emptiness of space these kinds of projects impart as we attempt to eulogize humanity to a hopefully sympathetic future audience.