American photographer Lori Nix (b. 1969) shoots fading libraries, abandoned hair salons, neglected classrooms, empty bars and silent shops in her series The City (2005-2015). However, Nix has not actually visited these locations; instead, she has meticulously crafted the scenery in miniature form in her New York apartment. Lighting, scale and space are all carefully balanced to recreate the world on a tabletop. The final images capture a stand-off between urban materiality and the realm of the natural. Overflowing with minute detail, each photograph features the remnants of human existence, revealing a forgotten newspaper on a train carriage, an array of vibrant trainers on a shelf or some pickled items in a biology study room. For this apocalyptic collection, Nix imagined a city of the future where an ominous force has driven the location’s inhabitants out, reflecting her concerns regarding our thoughtless destruction of the environment. www.lorinix.net.
The 10th Aesthetica Art Prize is Open for Entries
Now in its 10th year, the Aesthetica Art Prize is an international contemporary art award and is open for entries, looking for cutting-edge practitioners working in any medium at any stage in their career.
Nordic Film Festival, Institute of Contemporary Arts and Other Venues, London
Presented by London based independent film company Day for Night, Nordic Film Festival returns to the UK with a diverse mix of works, showcasing some of the most celebrated and emerging filmmaking talent of the Nordic region.