Conor Clarke: Scenic Potential

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12 March 2016 - 24 July 2016

"I consider the word landscape to mean the viewing of natural or urban environments in terms of their potential to be pictures, discovering an inability to appreciate scenery beyond the frame."
Conor Clarke

Berlin-based New Zealand artist Conor Clarke has photographed picturesque mountain terrains which are actually piles of sand and dirt from construction sites in Berlin. Clarke employed conventions of landscape photography to convincingly simulate the scenic, and in doing so questions the objectivity of perception and our romanticisation of nature.