Photo Submission by Florence Iff on May 01, 2012 - 20:05
About the Shot
The central theme is the domestication of nature, which encompasses both exterior and inner space as an aesthetic concept. Landscape is in its origin a concept, with roots in the beginning of industrialization and renaissance painting and therefore represents an image of an idea. We examine what an ideal landscape should look like and represent it as a photographic reproduction. Consequently new images of nature are internalized. With this interior imagery we again create landscapes within which we physically and mentally exist. Spaces of artificial environment, zones of attraction and splinter development are becoming increasingly familiar and merge constantly with the remaining rural and suburban landscape In everyday life simulations of landscape and nature in relation of educative, scientific, recreational-oriented or economical contexts are ubiquitous. They not only influence our notion of nature in its derivation but also enhance implicitness of a designed environment. The differentiation between image, copy, representation, simulation and finally simulacrum is increasingly more difficult.