LIQUID DESERT is a work in several layers. It consists of photographic structure studies, site specific installations and micro sculptures. Main focus in my work is the virtualisation and musealisation of landscape. Partly in the Natural History Museum ‘Haus der Natur’ in Salzburg and partly shot in the Chilean Atacama Desert, I work around the construction of nature and the fluid borders of a contemporary landscape definition.

I am interested in the perception and construction of a far-away landscape from a distanced position. The Atacama Desert as one of the most contrary landscapes to a central european perspective therefor caught my interest. I choose to work with PVC and vinyl foam to create artificial stones and landscape structures. The foam is a material that is used in museums to create fake landscapes, preferable stones and rock structures. Using a museum material to talk about the musealisation of landscape I found as a suitable consequence in my approach. Also it’s materiality is furthest away from any natural source which helped me to highlight the contrast between natural and constructed structures.
I placed artificial stones in-between natural desert environment to achieve a merge of the real. The virtualisation of a reality, may it be a constructed or an original one - that happens through the process of taking a digital image replaces the object’s reality to a new structural existence. Merging constructed and real captures of desert structures, mixing photography with objects, I forced to create a series of hybrid landscapes.

Material: Fine Art Prints, Foam Objects
variable sizes
Year: 2017 Desert_4.jpg desert 21_v2.jpg Desert_28_v2.jpg Desert_18_v2.jpg Desert_23_v2.jpg Desert_26_v2.jpg Desert_3.jpg Desert_27.jpg Desert_5.jpg Desert_15_v2.jpg Desert_19.jpg Desert_10.jpg Desert_11.jpg Desert_9.jpg Desert_8.jpg Desert_7.jpg Shot 2017-06-01 at 11_26_36.png