What Do Landscapes Say?’ explores the ways in which art and critical artistic research might inform the development of diverse urban environments through looking at landscapes.
Our approach to the landscape trickles down into the development of the cities and societies we live in. The art of noticing relevant details and individual stories outside the frameworks of urban planning can be a valuable resource for learning about the diversity in our landscapes and societies, where utilitarian approaches to vastly different landscapes nowadays share a common ground.
Authors: Yue Mao, Polina Veidenbakh, Naomi van Dijck, Ksenia Kopalova, Rachel Bacon, Nataly Lakhtina, Maria Malkova, Vera Mennens, Radha Smith
The virtual walk-through of the exhibition 'What Do Landscapes Say?' was filmed at the exhibition in Na Peschanoy Gallery in Moscow (10-11/2020), featured in the Moscow Art Night 2020.
Cast: Yue Mao
Virtual walk-through: Video by Egor Stepanov
Music is licensed via Creative Commons, acquired via freemusicarchive.org/. Artist unknown
The narrative: Video by Iliyana Miteva
All videos and images for illustrative purposes only.
Location: Delft, the Netherlands & Moscow, Russia
Research collective Nomaos is a cross-disciplinary group of architects, artists, illustrators, designers, urbanists and writers, who meet through various working methods, artistic expression and collaboration. From 2019, they sought out encounters with places both in Russia and the Netherlands. In 2020, their project 'What Do Landscapes Say?' was exhibited in Het Nieuwe Instituut (Museum for Architecture, Design and Digital Culture) in the Netherlands, and Na Peschanoy Gallery in Russia.