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    WOODS/ Maga Esberg

    WOODS/ MAGA ESBERG I have been researching Wytham woods in Oxfordshire, a woodland owned by the University of Oxford since 2014. The woods which are used for scientific and environmental research, timber production, and leisure activities are home to a flora and fauna typical of the south-east. They have been exploited commercially for centuries and are now enclosed for conservation purposes. Overtime I have built working relationships with its management, the site’s scientific and artist communities and I have developed WOODS, a series of visual arts projects.  Once at the gates, bird songs, the trees, and the soft ground make breathing easier and the mind clearer. The woods are crisscrossed by paths through woodlands and pastures connecting ponds, fallen trees, and dens and are usually quieter on weekdays. As an artist I have had privileged and extensive access and once familiar with the site’s topography I have ventured to remote parts, without a map.  My practice is based on observation and explores the connectedness between living beings and things, within an aesthetic and poetic approach. I use photography, video, and audio recordings to document natural and manmade traces, marks and narratives as well as traces made by the sun, the wind and gravity. My work interprets this material into metaphorical images, objects or experiences looking to make the invisible visible and to re-frame perception. Walking is also key to my work; as a reflective tool and a means to observe and document. It defines the woods on a human scale, and shapes the work I make: in Wytham my body becomes a measuring tool and in return, my physical limits and mental boundaries frame my creativity. Rather than finding this a hindrance, I have made use of it. STAR, THE MEASURE OF THE WORLD, POLARIS, AND FALLING are part of WOODS a series of work made at Wytham woods. Please note that the dimensions appearing on this virtual exhibition do not reflect the actual dimensions of the works and the videos have been shortened. Also note that WOODS/ POLARIS is shown here as part of a display and that the actual works are individual prints. WOODS/ FALLING is a series of 20 images shown here in a booklet. There are several other series currently in progress. I am a visual artist, tutor, and curator based in the UK. My current practice is influenced by ‘Arte Povera, Foto Povera, and the Land Art movements. I have an MA in Photography from the Royal College of Art in London and my work has recently been exhibited at the AireValpo, the Curiosity Carnival and the North Wall galleries. I set up and run HATCHED, an art platform sharing work addressing women’s experiences and issues. Text and images © Maga Esberg 2021 No use, distribution, or reproduction without permission magaesberg@gmail.com instagram.com/magaesberg/ www.magaesberg.com Many thanks to Nigel Fisher, Conservator of Wytham Woods, University of Oxford, UK

  • Virtual Exhibition

    HATCHED2021 Women_Creating_Landscapes

    27 Feb 2021 – 27 Apr 2021

    HATCHED is an art platform sharing work about women’s issues and experience Participation is open to everyone HATCHED is part of the Oxford International Women Exhibition and International Women's Day since 2016. https://oiwf.org/ International Women's Day is on March 8th HATCHED 2021 WOMEN CREATING LANDSCAPES painting photography sculpture video sam lucas maga esberg nia walling jenny wylie maryam majd maria kapajeva mita vaghela jane clatworthy gaby venus dympna irwin Since the Oxford International Festival began in 1989, it has not only focused on Women’s International Day, March 8 th , but has also covered a wide range of topics ranging from the arts to the sciences, as well as women’s creativity and initiating and supporting campaigns on women’s rights. The 2021 Festival will focus on women’s creativity, particularly their contributions to a variety of landscapes. Landscape can be interpreted in a numerous ways, for example it can be natural or imaginary. It can be designed, changed and recorded by both individuals and groups of people. In all these interpretations women have played major roles in transforming and adapting to landscapes, although they are often forgotten or ignored. This Festival seeks to recognise women’s role in helping to change and adapt to all kinds of landscape, particularly over the last two hundred years, when industrialisation, urbanisation, technological changes, the expansion in education, health, politics and changes in domestic life, have transformed women’s lives. More and more women are contributing to the arts and the sciences in many areas specifically connected in transforming and helping us understand the importance of landscape such as through architecture, music, botany, agriculture, gardening and engineering. Women and girls are also concerned with the pressing issue of climate change and how this is changing all of our landscapes. ONLINE from 27 /02 to 27/03 2021 magaesberg@gmail.com for more info www.magaesberg.com painting photography sculpture video sam lucas maga esberg nia walling jenny wylie jane clatworthy gaby venus dympna irwin

    latest works

    • MAGA ESBERG/ POLARIS
      w = 60, d = 10 cm
    • WOODS/ STAR/ Booklet, 2021
      w = 60, d = 10 cm
      Video
    • WOODS/ FALLING/ Untitled 10
      w = 50, d = 10 cm
    • exhibition banner
      w = 400 cm
    • Maga Esberg

      WOODS/ FALLING, 2021
      w = 60, d = 10 cm
      Booklet
    • Maga Esberg

      WOODS/ POLARIS/ Untitled 01-03, 2021
      w = 250, d = 100 cm
      Giclée print
    • Maga Esberg

      WOODS/ THE MEASURE OF THE WORLD/ 02, 2021
      h = 100, d = 10 cm
      Video
    • Maga Esberg

      WOODS/ STAR/ 05, 2021
      h = 100, d = 10 cm
      Giclée print
    • Maga Esberg

      WOODS/ THE MEASURE OF THE WORLD/ 02, 2021
      w = 300, d = 100 cm
      Video
    • Maga Esberg
      w = 150, d = 10 cm
    • Maga Esberg
      w = 150, d = 10 cm
    • Maga Esberg
      w = 150, d = 10 cm
    • Maga Esberg
      w = 150, d = 10 cm
    • Maga Esberg

      WOODS/ THE MEASURE OF THE WORLD/ 02, 2021
      w = 100, d = 10 cm
      Video
    • Maga Esberg

      WOODS/ STAR/ 06, 2021
      w = 50, d = 10 cm
    • Maga Esberg

      WOODS/ STAR/07, 2021
      w = 50, d = 10 cm
    • Maga Esberg

      WOODS/ STAR/ 08, 2021
      w = 50, d = 10 cm
      Photographic Print
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      WOODS/ STAR/ 09, 2021
      w = 50, d = 10 cm
      Photographic Print
    • Maga Esberg

      WOODS/ STAR/ Untitled 10, 2021
      h = 60, d = 10 cm
      Giclée print
    • Maga Esberg

      WOODS/ STAR/ Untitled 11, 2021
      h = 60, d = 10 cm
      Giclée print
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