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The cycle of photographs Face to Face literally replicates romanticized topography of the spectator who is directly confronted with the sublime and amazing scenes of a post-industrial landscape and is, in fact, an example of a new Social and Mental Ecology. It is a work in progress project that we intent to carry out in every place we visit and it’s comprised of works in different media, though the most represented media is photography. In such way motives of landscapes and cities all over the world, became object of our isolated contemplation inviting the observer to join that contemplation.
History showed that man returns to nature and looks for disrupted connections with it, especially in times of sudden technological development, when the initial euphoria diverges and transforms into a set of its opposing feelings. Today, it is no different and the 21st century, after the industrial and technological revolution, brings a new digital revolution and an information boom that results in perhaps the greatest alienation of Man, both from Nature and from one another. By acting on this and calling for others to participate in their representations of Nature and landscape, we are once again attempting to point out to and re-establish the torn bonds between humans and Nature.
Experience of being-a-part-of-nature or becoming-a-part-of-nature is taken from the tradition of romanticist landscape painting, especially from Caspar David Friedrich’s paintings of landscapes filled with lonely figures, insignificant in front of nature.
We are the partakers of these symbolic presentations, forming our intimate space juxtaposed to a new-born nature, destroyed landscapes and chaos and flux of cities in today’s increasingly globalized society. By placing ourselves in front of…
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