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The Gaze Is Not Neutral/The Landscape Is Not Mute

Duncan Snyder and Amy Schuessler

“The Gaze Is Not Neutral/The Landscape Is Not Mute”, 44”x44” (each), Photography/Mixed Media, 2019

“The Gaze Is Not Neutral/The Landscape Is Not Mute”, 44”x44” (each), Photography/Mixed Media, 2019

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Natural and built environments exist either essentially or consequentially, but the Landscape is a selection, a point of view, and a perspective; it is a construct of the Gaze.

The Gaze is not neutral, the Landscape is not mute.

If we can learn to Gaze differently, to look through the eyes of others, we can tear down walls, fences, obstacles, and prohibitions. Through a re-directed, multiple and changing Gaze we can build, re-build, traverse and connect the landscapes of our perception, leaving our collaborative mark.

This photographic/mixed media work aims to pay homage to the art, culture and landscape that originates in Cuba, to stand next to, be referential of and to look backwards and forwards in time and place, extending and bridging our collective vision.

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