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Erola Arcalís

MA work

Bearing. The horizontal direction of a line of sight

between two objects on the surface of the Earth

 in relation to North.

[Leave simultaneously beginning and end.]

A vessel  settled

in a meadow of asphodel,

glass and dry fennel.

[All memories dissolve.]

Describe Spilaion.

Geological formation. Enclosure, cavern

hidden the entrance beneath heat and stone

delays the sound

of sea, river and wax.

Deployed from water,

spout or lip

a vessel contains nothing

other than itself.

morality which implies  —  metonymy

metonymy which implies  |  morality 

[Enter simultaneously beginning and end.]

Archaic. from 'arché', beginning or detachment

from past origin. The divine horizon of substance

encompasses and values all things.


  • MA Degree


    School of Humanities


    MA Photography, 2017

  • My practice uses the lyricism of the black and white photographic image to create fictional narratives that navigate between the staged and the encountered. The images often involve the abstraction of the natural landscape and makeshift objects still life. Taking writer Anne Carson's interpretation of mythology and Mallarme's understanding of the symbol as a reference, my images are often presented or inspired by poetic text.

  • Exhibitions

  • The Creative Spark, Morgan, London, 2016; WIP SHOW, Royal College of Art, London, 2016; Natura Morta, Eastern Curve Garden, London, 2015
  • Publications

  • Erola Arcalís and Tom Hatton, The Yaw of Callisto, self-published 2016; Gazing and Gazing still, self-published, 2017