Published: 8/6/2020

Like a Whisper is a project to photograph the traces of human and geologic activity on the land, a geography of time resulting from years of scarring and healing leaving traces on the land, much like the writing and erasures in old manuscripts when vellum was too valuable to waste, resulting in a palimpsest. Hadrian’s Wall is a landscape of ruins; the remains of the wall and ancient forts are everywhere present. The site defines construction and de-construction; ancient histories bump up against present realities and excavated walls coexist with contemporary. These photographs are a visual rendering of ideas about fragmented histories, process, destruction and excavation, and remnants, as well as the nature of artistic practice through collaborative process using contemporary technologies.

Deborah Dancy, University of Connecticut, Department of Art and Art History, Professor of Painting, Emeritus

Ray DiCapua, University of Connecticut, Department of Art and Art History, Professor of Sculpture and Drawing

Janet Pritchard, University of Connecticut, Department of Art and Art History, Professor of Photography

Judith Thorpe, University of Connecticut, Department of Art and Art History, Professor of Photography