Broken Ground

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


‘Broken Ground’ is a solo exhibition by Dana Ariel, the winner of the 2013 annual neo:graduates competition. The exhibition, exploring the theme of mark making and memory, was open to the public between 6th November 2014 and 4th January 2015.

‘Broken Ground’ appears on a map as a location of a crash site. With the use of photography, video and printmaking Ariel records a search for traces in the landscape as a confrontation between sight and knowledge. Mark making appears in the works as both a method of recording events and as an active action of printmaking.
Of the site, Broken Ground Dana says: ‘A circular search begins here with a photograph, a print and local historical events. What remains? What stands between what I know and what I see are notions reflected through the printing process, as experiences are translated into prints. Loss and repetition are the consequences of the making process and the re-telling of events’.

The exhibition brings together works from different sites, a crash site in the UK, a quarry in Estonia, a lookout in Israel, and others. They all share a traumatic past that reveals itself in the landscape. A scar, a stain and an impression are subjects Ariel captures in print, while repeatedly questioning the single narrative and the roll of the witness, the one who sees.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBolton, UK
Publication statusPublished - 6 Nov 2014
EventBroken Ground - Neo Gallery 22, The Market Place, BL1 2AL, Bolton , United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Nov 20144 Jan 2015


  • art
  • photography
  • printmaking
  • landscape


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