Work: 5 News From Nowhere

NEWS FROM NOWHERE


Adhering to formal and intellectual elements from Romantic landscape painting these photographs depict a journey through an alternate English landscape. Digitally composited from several exposures they present idealised views similar to computer generated architectural visuals, often with features repeated such as the sky used in several images.


The terrain featured is dominated by man-made structures whilst natural features have been manipulated to suit human needs. In many ways these are contrived places; familiar yet somehow different, somewhere but at the same time nowhere.


The project comprised of photographic prints, an artist's book and public participation whereby the audience takes part in the artist's journey by requesting to receive a postcard.



News From Nowhere exhibited at The Catlin Art Prize 2011, 5th Anniversary Exhibition