The rural walk is a well-known English cultural practice. Though it may be civil, the act of walking itself is rooted in an ideology from my own cultural background; to walk the land is to know the land, and therefore suggests belonging, entitlement and ownership. I begin to survey the English countryside, becoming familiar with the island’s geography, an act of mapping that refers to imperial and colonial histories… I appropriate the visual rules of the picturesque; traditionally used to create an illusion of social and natural harmony. The dramatic light and weather conditions combined with on-site interventions intend to provoke the ambiguous feelings of seduction and alienation and seek to disrupt traditional modes of landscape representation.
Daniel Bracken • Tris Bucaro • Nadja Ellinger • Mara Gajic • Ruijing Ge • Roei Greenberg • Godith Hawkins • Qian Jiang • Lunhua Kong • Tom Medwell • Jonas Mlejnek • Thomas Moen • Ioanna Sakellaraki • Yilin Shi • Jukan Tateisi • Constanza Valderrama • James Wilde • Lidan Yang • Sine Zheng •