Fine Art - NOMINEE: Florian Amoser
Quantified Landscape (2016)
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Quantified Landscape introduces an ongoing research project on the photographic transposition of space on a flat surface. Deep in the heart of underground galleries, I mapped out the relief by placing a motor-mounted laser on the ground. The light beam slowly sweeps the walls of the cave, thereby drawing a continuous line according to the principle of contour lines. These long exposures create black and white landscapes that refer as much to analogue practice as to the digital finish of 3D modelling.
The grant would enable me to develop my custom built laser and it's code for other kinds of images. I would love to let it run on a cable/put it below a drone, etc. (the cable and drone approaches are already in development) and to develop more ways of mapping/percieving landscape through augmenting photography with specificly built machines. I think it is highly relevant to research and to develop images about the clash of visible reality and invisible hertzian space.
«Quantified Landscape» will be exposed during Festival Vevey Images 10. September – 2. October 2016 in Vevey, Switzerland.
Florian Amoser (Olten, Switzerland, 1990) is currently in the last year of photography studies at ECAL/Ecole cantonale d'art de Lausanne. During his studies he did an exchange semester at KABK (Royal Academy of Art The Hague). The work of Florian Amoser, who also holds a bachelor in architecture at ETH Zürich, turn around different percetion of space in contemporary society.