Thursday, December 22, 2011
Zander Olsen's Tree Lines
Obviously, he applies white wrappings to the places where the bodies of trees interrupt the horizon line, as seen from the viewpoint of a camera. The project appeals to me for a few reasons, but I mostly appreciate the fact that his interventions, existing in their true form as photographs, survive only as myth. The camera becomes an interlocutor, without which work can neither exist as documentation, nor as anything else.
I'm also interested in the work's remedial function. It assumes the steady, unbroken line of the horizon, and, through additive operation, seeks to maintain and then document that ideal of consistency. I'd be quite curious to see him at work, and observe the ways in which is process either suits or contradicts the sensibilities of the final pictures.