Perception of landscape is affected by how we move through it. With an increase of speed, we lose the ability to see clearly; our movement makes the landscape seem less defined.
As humans have come to rely on machines to accelerate movement, we in turn depend on technology to capture and reproduce the momentary experience. Our recall is supplemented and often dominated by the photographic record.
The images in this body of work are taken directly from digital video, recorded while driving through New Mexico. But the world captured by the camera appears vastly different from the one experienced and remembered.
Lauren Greenwald received her Master of Fine Arts with distinction from the University of New Mexico in 2011. She lives and works in Albuquerque, NM.
BACK ALLEY Published January 02, 2012
REAR WINDOW Published January 02, 2012
IN PASSING Published October 21, 2011
THE VIRGINIAS Published September 07, 2011
MIDWEST Published August 31, 2011