On Archaeology and Pirates, 2020
Shir Raz’s project, On Archaeology and Pirates, engages with a landmass known as Doggerland. This body of earth once connected England with mainland Europe but it sank under the waters of the North Sea approximately 8000 years ago. This body of work is based on archival materials and archaeological finds that have been extracted from the sea-bottom over the last 90 years.
Working with transformations between 2D and 3D mediums as well as with the tension between the scientific and the imagined, Raz’s work is an exploration of a place which is no longer visible, one that exists only through documentations and specimens originating from it, and its complex relation with the photographic medium.