Laura Delaney, Landscape Study 2016, Collage on found postcard, 30 x 24 cm, courtesy of the artist
Backdrop presents a series of ‘internal’ landscape studies by Laura Delaney, Alanna Lorenzon and Lisa Stewart. The installation includes works on paper video and audio to investigate the way that conceptions of landscape are informed by emotions, desires and cultural conditioning. Working with the outer world to reflect the inner, Backdrop inverts the tradition of landscape to explore the shared space between the mind and natural world. Backdrop addresses the objectification of landscape and body, examining how the two are interwoven. Influenced by each other’s practices and the landscapes that shape them, the artists will respond to their particular point of separation and connection to landscape to collectively question: What do we project onto the landscape, what does it mirror back?