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Re: <nettime> Landscape Painting of the Information Age
philip pocock on Fri, 20 May 2005 15:10:29 +0200 (CEST)


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Re: <nettime> Landscape Painting of the Information Age


i remember in simon schama's book 'landscape and memory' his part about 
the word landscape and its dutch root 'landschapen' excuse my spelling, 
and that is akin to the german landschaft - land= land(eng) 
schaffen=produce/make(eng). it was linked by schama to the root of 
landscape painting in mapping and the desire of aristocracy to picture 
their possessed land (in close-up).

with this idea of landscape as a sort of mapping system, having little 
to do with raw nature or wilderness, but being a sort of imperial 
cultural product, there are many works online relating to mapping, one 
involving wolfgang, currently off-line and hopefully back on - humbot, 
produced some years back.

a link between landscape vis a vis  land art and telecommunication art 
could also be made, and there are works with varying amounts of success 
that approach networks as landscapes, geo-political, mapping, even 
gardens.

philip pocock


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