In the movement of the Sun, I felt something.
This series is about the places we visit and how we translate visual images into words. For this work, I have asked people to translate a photograph of a landscape that they have been to, or are somehow connected to, by writing a detailed narrative of that landscape. I then take these narratives and translate them back into an image. Utilizing Internet image search engines, I appropriate the imagery to recreate the landscapes that my imagination visualizes as I decipher the text. The end result are images that aren’t exact representations of the landscape, but are references to that place. In actuality, these images are composites of multiple landscapes – put together in an attempt to realize the way our minds visualize words.
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© Chris Mortenson 2015