Imported Landscapes

PhotographerCorinne Silva
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryLondon, United Kingdom
Photo DateOctober 2010
Technical Infoc-type print
Entry Description

The landscapes of southern Spain and northern Morocco share many geographical features including climate, flora and fauna, as well as a history of trade, migration and invasion. Silva travelled along the northern Moroccan coast and made a series of landscape photographs. She then created an intervention in the Spanish landscape by installing three of these images on billboards in Murcia. The act of placing one landscape inside another - the southern hemisphere into the northern - creates a space to contemplate not only their shared topography but also the complex web of their ongoing connection of trade, mobility and colonisation.

About Photographer

Recent exhibitions and commissions include Imported Landscapes, a site-specific installation for Manifesta 8, The European Biennial of Contemporary Art (2010); photographic series Badlands, Noorderlicht Photofestival (2010); moving image installation Wandering Abroad, from Leeds Art Gallery, UK (2009). Corinne is one of the winners of the Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward Awards 2010 and 2011. Most recently, she has been Artist in Residence at the Israeli Center for Digital Arts.