The Plantation Journal 3
Published by: The Plantation, London
Publication date: November 2014
Editors: Trine Stephensen and Elevine Berge
Design: Rene Josdal
Text: Marius Moldvær
Artists: Jim Mangan, Adam Jeppesen, Luca Tombolini, Linn Pedersen, Mårten Lange, Kasia Klimpel and Inka Lindergård & Niclas Holmstrom.
Print: Newspaper Club
Format: Classic Tabloid
Size: 28,9cm x 38cm
Printing: Full colour CMYK print. 52 gsm recycled newsprint. Unfolded and Unstapled.
Edition: 300. Hand numbered.
Description: The Plantation Journal 3 Sculptural Landscape explores the work byartists whom are occupied with the representation of land and environment, both in relation to its aesthetic and cultural values. The artists represent a broad spectre of the rich landscape genre within photography and the artistic documentation of the world we inhabit. The works selected highlight the sculptural in both natural and man-made surroundings. The journal includes a commissioned essay on the topic, and the artists work with the photographic medium in a way that explores the relationship between space, humanity and context. The publication in such covers variations on the aforementioned subject matter, exploring how landscape is portrayed in contemporary photography.
In the projects in The Plantation: Sculptural Landscape the force is not directed towards the medium of photography as such, but towards the physical landscape the artists are in. Through this action, the projects presented here become landscapes that disappear and reappear in different forms, they become continuing mediations of landscapes that are both familiar and unfamiliar to us. This action towards the landscape manifests itself through different techniques in the projects; through abstraction, juxtaposing the near and the distant, infusing tactility, and a “going-out" to landscapes that to them, as well as us, are unknown and sculpt—or manipulate—them into landscapes that are personal, cultural, aesthetic, and physical. What you hold in your hands are landscapes mediated through photography, an active sculpting from the raw material of their surroundings, these artists show us a landscape yet to come, a landscape that is private and subjective, cultural and objective, physical and ephemeral, all at once. - Marius Moldvær