Modern Alchemy, photographing the signs, symbols, in the landscapes of Southern California and Oslofjord region of Norway, I took notice of the markers of modernist ideology in the landscape. Given the nature of western culture having influences by Christianity bringing about various stages of The Enlightenment through cultural development, I documented traces of the ways these modernist ideas present themselves in our contemporary landscapes. The branding, the landscapes of traumatic histories, the way the internationalisation of civil status was opened and now becoming more bordered-these were all things I was seeing in the coded frames photographed in an ongoing film project. Some claim the ideas are romantic, but ideas have a strange ghost experience in our psyche, compelling humans to create, and recreate similar artefacts and forms throughout time.
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