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 â€˜Haus der Naturâ€™ 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 itâ€™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 objectâ€™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