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Annemarie Borg Photography

Alternative Process Photography Gallery

GALLERY5X7 welcomes Annemarie Borg – Antara to our community of artists and collectors! We are excited to feature a number of Annemarie’s beautiful handcrafted Argyrotypes, cyanotypes and lumen prints for purchase. These beautiful alternative process prints are wonderful additions to our gallery portfolio.

What Annemarie Borg – Antara demonstrates is her intense curiosity in attempting to push through the boundaries of her creative expression. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and an ocean preservation speaker as well as a performance coach. She entered the world of visual art as a professional musician, classically trained singer, and ambient music composer with five album releases.

For Borg-Antara visual art is a natural extension of her passion for music and for the environment, she embraces her work from live performances and street photography to a black and white macro photography series entitled “The Intimate Language of Flowers.” She approaches alternative photographic processes in the same way she approaches music and all her professional commitments, expressing her deep passion for Nature. Through trial and error she finds her own way into these processes, from cyanotype to lumen on various supporting materials, and a personal combination of cyano-lumen process, then to Argyrotypes (Mike Ware process). She continues to experiment further with an extension of cyanotype that she calls Au Doigté, introducing ink and different substrates into the process. She firmly believes that creativity and imagination are the main tools for change, and that to be static is not an option.

Annemarie lives in Paris and in London.

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Annemarie Borg FRSA

I am delighted and honoured to have been made a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts. RSA

I am looking forward to connecting with the Fellows network and the research programmes which encourage creativity and Arts in our Society and our Education system. I will endeavour to be in close contact via the Antara Project and in person with groups and forums that help to raise awareness about Climate Change and its consequences, as well as sharing my concerns about Ocean Preservation and Animal Rights around the world.

Thank you again.
Annemarie Borg

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Annemarie Borg “In Nomine Tellus” CD

After self-released “In Nomine Cetus” CD (June 2014 on Antara Project), French/Swedish soundpainter (poet, lyricist, singer, environmentalist, educator…) Annemarie Borg, based in London, returns with the second part of the trilogy, entitled “In Nomine Tellus” and released on Swedish gterma label during February 2018. The album is packaged in catchy 6-panel disc eco wallet featuring panoramic photography and visual art by the artist herself with the additional design by gterma’s Johan Rehn. The mastering credit, as usual with all gterma releases, goes to A.P of Ghost Sounds.
As described in the liner notes, “In Nomine Tellus” is a Tone Poem of our time in three parts. 8-plus minutes long “Quiet Storm Phase One” and 17-minute “Earth Lament” comprise the first part. Intangibly desolate drone rumbles coalesce with poignantly crescendoing and meandering cinematic piquancy before inconspicuously transmuting into monochromatically gargantuan hums softened by tiding organic tapestries. Balmily enveloping, yet monumentally majestic! Thus the title “Quiet Storm Phase One” is precisely displayed. Whale sounds and roars, field recordings, noises and Annemarie’s expressive chants announce “Earth Lament”, while backed by quietly droning expansive horizons. Stringed anxiousness arise here and there. After 8 minutes the scenario shifts into profoundly embracing orchestral sadness, which later metamorphoses into slightly calmer sceneries juxtaposed by persistently craving cascades. A very powerful sonic statement indeed! Second part counts three compositions, “Quiet Storm Phase Two”, “Masau’u” and “Avahana Timi”. The first one, “Quiet Storm Phase Two” keeps on rather tranquil route, although pervaded by gently escalating feel before evanescing through helixing quietudes. 16 minutes long “Masau’u” immerses the listener into contemplatively gliding panoptic realms meticulously reinforced by Annemarie’s exquisite vocal artistry. Aural nectar is served here!!! “Avahana Timi” amalgamates perplexing grumbles, whale calls and seashore symphony with Annemarie chanting Gayatri Mantra. The closing part includes two tracks, “Quiet Storm Phase Three” and “Pace”. Emotive yearning motifs of “Quiet Storm Phase Three” delve into unfathomable depths, while sinuous patterns keep on illuminating and seek for the vestige of guidance. The closing composition “Pace” brings to the stage cello mastery of Patrick Tapio Johnson, who has already contributed to Annemarie’s album “Iridescent Perceptions” (2012). Weeping cello curtains gorgeously commingle with evocative piano notes and tranquilly embracing location recordings. A very touching epilogue, where mournful vistas are opposed by captivating blankets of hope…
Although deep listening sessions unveiled several, mostly inaudible, glitch errors on “Earth Lament”, the sound quality is for sure satisfying and especially the use of quality headphones offers a fully rewarding journey. Nearly 75 minutes long “In Nomine Tellus” is a really strong album, hauntingly sonorous and immensely engrossing. And just the same as with its predecessor “In Nomine Cetus”, this sonic installment manifests intense messages for all of us, the whole mankind about the future of our Earth. It’s a global issue, it’s still not too late, but the countdown is certainly on… That’s “In Nomine Tellus” by Annemarie Borg, feel free to explore it, enjoy it, contribute and make the difference!!!
Richard Gürtler (Nov 21, 2018, Bratislava, Slovakia)

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