Thomas Bonderf: «This exhibition is the result of my fascination for ocean, mountains, where my travels led me during the last years. It is an ongoing and photographic research on the landscape and its multiple layers. As an outdoor person, I like to combine experimental photography with personal experiences up in the heights and down by the sea. Each time a new perspective, a new feeling, an other way to get bounded with nature.»
Landscape is a multi-layered concept and phenomenon, and as such it has been the subject of a diverse range of disciplines and studies. A broad overview of the different approaches to understanding landscape shows us that there are two basic sides to the concept, which have received differing amounts of attention from those who study it – the two sides in question being firstly landscape as a physical and visible phenomenon, and secondly landscape as the intangible and invisible intertwining of the being that perceives and the phenomenon that is perceived.
Guðbjörg R. Jóhannesdóttir has a PhD in Environmental Philosophy and is an Adjunct Lecturer at the Icelandic Academy of the Arts