Studies on How to View Landscape (Banff) (2012-2013)

A continuation of my more nuanced studies of the impact of tourism on some of the world’s significant landscapes, Studies on How to View Landscape is a series of photo and video works created during an artist residency in Banff National Park, Canada’s oldest and most visited national park. In a series of video works, a camera is set up to passively record the gestures and actions of tourists who are sightseeing. The sublime scenery forms a backdrop that separates the viewer from experiencing the actual place. Events transpire that are banal and occasionally absurd, especially amidst strangers with whom the view is shared.


Glacier Experience, 2013, C-print, 40"x50"  

Lake Louise #1, 2009, C-print, 40"x50"  

Hiking the Plain of Six Glaciers, 2013, C-print, 40"x50"  

Lake Louise #2, 2013, C-print, 40"x50"  

View of Peyto Lake, 2013, C-print, 40"x50"  

Lunch at Sentinal Pass, 2013, C-print, 58"x70"