two channel video installation
HD 9:43 min, 3:22 min

When Landscape Becomes Environment (2011)

The term landscape stands for a specific geographic area which is bound by visible parameters. A landscape can be identified by geographic features like its geology, but also by its climate, light and elements of human usage such as buildings and structures. 

The geographic definition of landscape is relatively new and a phenomenon belonging to the epoch of Modernity. The definition of landscape as the sum of its characteristics is attributed to Alexander von Humboldt. He expanded the former understanding of landscape as a simple organizational entity. Landscape has been understood since as a visible part of the earth’s surface and also symbolizes the modern individual who defines his/her subjectivity by bringing to mind the emblematic meanings of space.

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