Tracy Abbott Szatan is a lens-based artist working across video, photography, glass, and installation. Her current research explores the relationship of optical technologies to earth materials as a means to consider the natural and manmade processes of transformation that are the bases of photography and other imaging technologies. In doing so she questions the taken-for-granted use of everyday materials, juxtaposes human and geologic timescales, and grapples with the poetry of these materials alongside their inherent relationships to extraction and photographic practices of dominance. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including at The Center for Performance Research, Plaxall Gallery and Trestle Art Space (NY); Highways Performance Space (LA); Agora Collective (Berlin); and Spier Light Art Festival (Cape Town).
TracySzatan @ gmail.com