Roei GREENBERG
English Encounters
Israel

 

The rural walk is a well-known English cultural practice. Though it may be civil, the act of walking itself is rooted in an ideology from my own cultural background; to walk the land is to know the land, and therefore suggests belonging, entitlement and ownership…. I begin to survey the English countryside, becoming familiar with the island’s geography, an act of mapping that refers to imperial and colonial histories.
Pertaining to Romanticism, I appropriate the visual rules of the picturesque; traditionally used to create an illusion of social and natural harmony… The dramatic light and weather conditions combined with forensic attention to details and on-site interventions; intend to provoke the ambiguous feelings of seduction and alienation; poetic and luring yet tinged with irony, seeking to disrupt traditional modes of representation in a place where land ownership and social hierarchy, have shaped the form and perception of the landscape for centuries.
 

Roei GREENBERG
Roei GREENBERG
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