A Scape (2004-2005)
The photographic series A Scape is devoted to the theme of landscape and its relationship to the city. The definition and explorations of boundaries and edge conditions both physical and conceptual occupy this photographic series.
In the historical context both terms city and landscape are presented as dichotomies, clearly marked by the city wall to distinguish between cultured space and wilderness. A Scape questions the perceived opposition between these two terms, and sets out a quest for a new space in-between, deliberately transforming the city into a strangely confined space of indeterminate expanse and texture.

Focused on the peripheral spaces of London, the images do not define this borderland as a green belt but rather as displaced areas - non-places presented in a state of ambiguity. The viewer perceives mountain or desert-like landscapes, but these places are man-made, abandoned and left to their own devises.

The series presents heaps of raw materials made of remains of demolished buildings. These in turn are recycled into road surfacing materials supplying the essential aggregate used to maintain and construct the city.
Denying scale and location while offering strong allusions to the tradition of Romantic landscape painting, they are nonetheless mountains and evoke Heinrich Heine's poem Lyrical Intermezzo (1823): Ich stehe auf des Berges Spitze und werde sentimental¬Ě, which translates as: I stand on the mountain's summit and I'm getting sentimental.