The photograph featured in A panorama protects it’s view was shot in Jasper National Park in the fall of 2014. The resulting image was produced through a process of re-photography and was installed in Manning Hall at the Art Gallery of Alberta for a year as well as on a billboard on the outskirts of Jasper for the duration of Future Station: 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art.
These two sites are places where we typically encounter depictions of landscapes; either while driving to the national park, or as images in the gallery. Through a process of folding a typical panoramic image of Jasper, this work reflects on how our understandings and expectations of ecosystems are structured through the images we have been shown and so often reproduce.
This project was generously supported by Pattison Billboards