Terra Nullius

by Morten barker



Terra Nullius by Morten Barker. First edition. First impression in new condition. No markings, this is a new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.

About Terra Nullius

In his artistic work Morten Barker examines and explores the limits on how the image distorts the reality we know. Barker creates images based on war film landscapes, which are articulated through the fictional and the documentary. Through digital manipulation and sampling of screenshots the artist creates an ambiguity in which geography, depth of field and time are blurred.

Terra nullius is a Latin expression derived from Roman Law describing “land that belongs to nobody”. In principle it describes territory that may be unoccupied or uninhabited and therefore may be acquired through occupation.
Terra Nullius consists of twenty-four empty war landscapes. Each image is a digital montage made entirely of screenshots from a specific war movie ranging from Sergei Eistenstein's Battleship Potemkin (1925), to David Lean's Lawrence of Arabia (1962) and Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker (2008). 

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