This work interprets the constructed notion of landscape where ‘nature’ and ‘culture’ are linked to create a new place, an in-between state.
This photographic project first compares and relates the similarities and differences of two opposite sites - Tokyo (Japan) and Moncton (Canada). These cities are used to demonstrate how the idea of landscape is, in fact, a construction/fabrication within which “nature” as well as “culture” are shaped as something which is neither one nor the other, but both. Therefore, these two notions that are intertwined in the larger notion of landscape can be viewed as co-constitutive of one another and essential to our understanding of them.
And secondly, this work demonstrates also how two opposite societies tend to “use” the land: sparse in Tokyo, therefore “used” carefully; and abundant in Moncton therefore, in some way, “used” carelessly. Finally, this body of work also brings the concept of “representations” interlaying - layers upon layers - visual formations as to de-structure the conception of “what is a landscape” by showing different states of limbo, of the in-between. All and all, visual changes, an ongoing photographic project of five series, is a conversation of the in-between places of nature and culture liked in landscapes.
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