Other Landscapes is a multimedia installation, comprised of four artworks (photography, sculpture, sound, and book), that addresses the themes of memory, immigration and displacement with a novel approach to the still life. This project is the result of my extensive research in the fields of art history and botany, and includes in-depth fieldwork with refugees and immigrants.
The body of photographic works focusing on items chosen by immigrants is created in a studio. Besides the immigrants’ personal belongings, there are also intangible items linked to their memories, such as scents and ingredients used in the recipes that have been passed down in their families for generations.
Reversing the tradition— “Oriental” immigrants placing their special objects in a Western visual frame—, I use these still life photographs to offer a reinterpretation and re-appropriation of the genre and engage in a decolonialist reading of it.