In the exhibition, photographic works accompany sound and material installations to create pieces that engage with the contemporary experience of landscape.
Through her work, Mirja Busch questions the conceptual principles of land and environmental art, revealing the tension between the massive material interventions placed in isolated and hardly accessible sites and their documentation through photos, drawings, texts, and plans. These media create a disentanglement of the artworks from their direct material experience, conceptualising each element to contribute to the monumentality and mysticality of the installations.
Approaching the subject critically, skeptically, and humorously, Busch’s works highlight the deep entanglement of landscape experiences with transport infrastructures as with geo-referencing systems, breaking away from the romantic understandings of landscape. The artist starts with simple questions, such as whether land art can exist under cover of darkness, considering the ideal atmospheric conditions for its documentation.