Nature Trail

Nature Trail
analogue c-type photographs

Nature Trail explores the ways in which landscapes are experienced and perceived through a set of photographed interventions in a forest. Made from scraps of industrially processed wood and some basic tools, the constructions mimic the visual language associated with landscape tourism such as viewing platforms, signposts and ways of marking and building trails and paths.

In the photographs, landscape itself is shown in a limited manner. Rather than taking the form of a sublime vista, the photographed scenery acts as a backdrop for the interventions, and the focus of the images is on the seemingly trivial details of the terrain. By steering away from a direct representation of landscape, the work concentrates on the anatomy of experiencing and commodifying the environment:
What defines an ideal landscape and the right viewpoint to it?With the kind support of Arts Promotion Centre Finland and Kone Foundation.