Studies on How to View Landscape (Banff) (2012-2013)

A continuation of my more nuanced studies of the impact of tourism on some of the world’s significant landscapes, Studies on How to View Landscape is a series of photo and video works created during an artist residency in Banff National Park, Canada’s oldest and most visited national park. In a series of video works, a camera is set up to passively record the gestures and actions of tourists who are sightseeing. The sublime scenery forms a backdrop that separates the viewer from experiencing the actual place. Events transpire that are banal and occasionally absurd, especially amidst strangers with whom the view is shared.

PHOTO WORKS

Glacier Experience, 2013, C-print, 40"x50"  

Lake Louise #1, 2009, C-print, 40"x50"  

Hiking the Plain of Six Glaciers, 2013, C-print, 40"x50"  

Lake Louise #2, 2013, C-print, 40"x50"  

View of Peyto Lake, 2013, C-print, 40"x50"  

Lunch at Sentinal Pass, 2013, C-print, 58"x70"