© Ana Galan

15th Art Division Jury Selections


Digital photograph



A series of photographs of five late middle aged women, shot against a vast green landscape obscured by clouds and mist. The title Holodeck is a SF term that refers to a facility on starships where holographic images are used to create realistic simulations of other places. A common motif to these photographs comes from the lines to a poem in Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du mal (Flowers of Evil): I have not forgotten our little white retreat, Where we were neighbors to the town of busy streets. The indistinct landscape, seemingly uprooted in time and space, is a fitting device that transports the subjects to a dreamt place.