When the sea gets lost and the landscape guides you through it's history.
The Lost Hill
What if everything you long for is gone? Can you find this same feeling back in the remains? Within this project I question the feeling of grief and longing for what's missing. By using the pingo as a metaphor, I try to hold on to the footprints that remained. Can memories fill this feeling of emptiness?
How often do you actually stop to look at the trees that provide some of the oxygen we breath? Monumental trees are fascinating in many aspects; they differ from others of their species owing to their unusual size, their age, or their unusual shape, which means that they are of special natural, historical, cultural, or landscape interest. Because of their old age, some of them being more than a hundred years-old, they are silent carriers of knowledge and unknown histories which may one day disappear. With this work we have grown an intimate link with trees, the beauty and significance of which we have tried to reveal in order to break tree blindness.
In 1860, Alexander Parkes invented the first manmade plastic called celluloid. I’m sure Parkes never expected his invention to become one of the worlds biggest polluters. The effect of plastic within our geological era, the anthropocene, is enormous. In 2006, a new type of stone is found, a stone-plastic hybrid. This new geological founding is called plastiglomerate and seen as our future fossil. This project is a speculation based upon this new plastic-stone hybrid. Within this project I want to show the effect of our plastic consumption on the earth. By showing the existence of this unnatural nature, I hope to open up a conversation about the role of the human within our environment.
The materiality of photography is questionable. Analogue photography was initially known for it's honest representation of whats out there. But since digital manipulation, photography has shown its questionable character. Within this project I questioned the honesty of photography by manipulating the once told "trustworthy medium", analogue photography. I used the nature of Iceland to show that through manipulation, the most overwhelming, powerful nature can become a fragile dishonest reality
Over time, our view on what nature contains changed. We as humans are trying to be in full control over 'our' so-called nature. We create woods, make parkes and make sure the sand at our beaches remain in the right spot. At the same time we create a phenomena called climate change, which is ruining the 'real nature' and shows us that we can not control the power nature has Within this project I try to show this lack of control. Trying to put nature into our 'frames' will not stop nature from being its own powerful force