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Wend One’s Way: Domestic Journeys Series

‘Wend One’s Way: Domestic Journeys Series’ documents a 2-D journey traversing a mixed-media collage of pristine landscapes and home interiors. The video takes us through a composition of collected scraps consisting of paper paint-chip samples and cutout photographic images from interior house paint brochures, home improvement and tourism magazines. The soothing ambient audio, titles of the paint samples, and scrolling text affirmations culls the language of advertisements employing nature as design element, in conjunction with the rewriting of painting in the post-medium condition. As Nicole Porter describes such imagery in Landscape and Branding: The Promotion and Production of Place, “these framed and re-framed images epitomize the mediated character of landscape in a world dominated by mass media.”

Gerdeman Elizabeth