Re-thinking landscape

I have posted on him before, but today I discovered this very interesting talk by Edward Burtynsky – why don’t you have a look? ©Edward Burtynsky I think the environmental movement has failed in that it’s used the stick too much; it’s used the apocalyptic tone too much; it hasn’t sold the positive aspects of…

gigantic human footprints

Today I have spend time with ED BURTYNSKY: MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES, A FILM BY JENNIFER BAICHWAL Shipbreaking # 50, Chittagong, Bangladesh 2001 * * * MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES is a film about Edward Burtynsky; showing us how and where he get his images. Burtynsky present us for a world destroyed by human activities, but also an unexpected and…

NATURE TRANSFORMED

Visual nature writing rock of ages #1. active section, e.l. smith quarry, barre, vermont, 1991 Yesterday Time’s Flow Stemmed presented a work by Edward Burtynsky. It nearly swept me away – I’d like to call Burtynsky’s work visual nature writing. Born in 1955 of Ukrainian heritage at St. Catharines, Ontario, Burtynsky is known as one of Canada’s most…

“no walk, no work”

I’d like to carve out a place for my own writing in-between literature and visual arts. Erasure poetry, which I have posted on lately, is such an in-between art form. Some call it conceptual writing, which might be a good term, but to me it’s also problematic, because today conceptual art is almost drowned in…

think globally – act locally

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