“Figurar (en) el horizonte: los límites entre lo paisajístico y lo cartográfico en el arte”

“Figurar (en) el horizonte: los límites entre lo paisajístico y lo cartográfico en el arte”

Nathalie Goffard (Chile) Mesa B – Hibridaciones 

Landscape has historically been defined as a portion of territory observed from a certain point of view, earthly and human. Apparently, there would be no landscape without a human body that perceives it organized by a horizon.

However, in the context of the development of new technologies, from the emergence of aerial photography to satellite images, Google Earth, Street View, drones, images of uncertain category emerge.

They are not maps, they are not landscapes, how can they be defined, where are the limits between cartographic and landscape experience? The question of what we see and how we name these representations becomes particularly complex in the field of artistic creation, for they are dynamic constructions that never cease to be rewritten.

Strictly speaking, the landscape does not exist, neither does the horizon line, both concepts are defined from blurred borders and both question the very notion of limit when it delimits the aesthetic experience with respect to what it is not.

 

 

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