In 1984 Lloyd Godman conceived the idea of take an expedition of artists to the remote Auckland Island 465 kilometres south of New Zealand, experience the wild environment, create a series of works that would tour New Zealand as a series of exhibitions. While these remote protected islands are most often the domain of scientists, Godman argued that artists are scientists, their research is on an aesthetic and conceptual level. Beset with many problems and political brick walls, the project took many years to materialize but with perseverance in 1989, eleven artists visited the Islands in a ground-breaking and highly successful project titled Arts to the Subantarctic. Selected works from the project artists toured art galleries and museums throughout New Zealand for over 2 years.
Codes of Survival is Godman's own contribution to the project, and the first series of work where he incorporated the photogram technique into his work and began moving to camera-less photography and an interest in photosensitivity.
132 pages -large format landscape (11 x 13 inches 33.02 x 27.94 cm) printed on ProLine Pear (140# Text) paper - Hardcover imagewrap