Past Exhibitions

September 7 - November 30, 2008

Degrees of Remove: Landscape and Affect

Rosa Barba, Luis Buñuel, Camel Collective, eteam, Cyprien Gaillard, Anthony Hamboussi, Timothy Hyde, Marie Jager, Gianni Motti, Aura Rosenberg, Oscar Tuazon

eteam, Second Life Dumpster, 2008.


Degrees of Remove suggests the contemporary experience of landscape as increasingly mediated through documentation in urban societies. The works on view explore the representation of spatial constructs through fiction and affect, of allegorical remove. Curated by Sarina Basta with Fionn Meade.

While the word "landscape" was borrowed into English from the Dutch in the 16th century in direct relationship to painting, later definitions came to associate it with vista or natural scenery, and ultimately to a more general equation of landscape with image. As mediations between landscape and the individual have evolved through the increased prominence of photography, film, and other technologies, so has the perception of what constitutes landscape. With these technologies as intermediaries, the exhibition explores related ideas of the author as viewer and the viewer as witness.

Foreground: Anthony Hamboussi, La Petite Ceinture (The Small Belt, Paris), 2005. 14 C-prints. 30" x 40". Background: Oscar Tuazon, Permanent Life, 2008. Wood, mesh, concrete. Dimensions variable. 


Degrees of Remove Video Walkthrough