We live in a world where nature has always influenced the way we live. Now that we are being forced to reshape the human condition in general, we are starting to examine where we’re at more carefully.
“You want to wake up in the morning and think the future is going to be great […]”. This is how Elon Musk introduced his human-life multi-planetary project. Which location could better illustrate this paradigm than the United States – a recent civilisation – especially, the southwest, where rockets cross the night sky? While settling a new civilization on an empty planet sounds like science fiction becoming reality, this series seeks to simulate an extraterrestrial landscape, facilitating a projective way of thinking by using typical touristic spots. Familiar territories become metaphorical landscapes, their images and ideas becoming immaterial, creating infinite shifting patterns of relations.
Such representations remind us that a place’s geographical position is secondary – it is not defined by how it appears, but how it is perceived, how one may experience it – whether it’s on our own, or on a new, unknown planet.