In Landscape Mode
by Marcin Liminowicz, 2018, 7'
7’17’’. Two channel video installation, 2018. Courtesy the artist


Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film  Presented at Lo schermo dell'arte 2020
The film is part of VISIO – European Programme on Artists’ Moving Images - 9th edition

Do we influence the observed object when taking a photo? And what happens if the subject is a landscape? In Landscape Mode was shot on an icebreaker cruising the Gulf of Bothnia, in the northern Baltic Sea, between Sweden and Finland. Ice cruises are among Finland’s biggest tourist attractions. The artist shows how those on the ship are unaware of the damage they are causing to the natural wonder they are photographing. The apparently innocent tourists slowly turn into invaders of an unexplored land, increasingly at risk due to climate change.
 
Marcin Liminowicz (Poland/Netherlands, 1992) is a multidisciplinary lens based artist and designer. His work navigates physical & digital environments and focuses on agency of matter and dichotomy between spectating and participating in those surroundings. Combining analysis of notions from geobiology and philosophy with a variety of mediums such as photography, video, spatial installation and performance, he often translates how marginal spaces resonate.
He completed a one year residency at FABRICA Communication Research Centre in Treviso, Italy. Member of Krzak Collective – a community running a communal garden and cultural space in Warsaw. His works are in the collections of Polyeco Contemporary Art Initiative, Greece and Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland. Currently doing MA studies in Arts and Design, Non Linear Narrative at Royal Academy of Art in The Hague (NL) and BA at The Institute Of Creative Photography in Opava (CZ).
 

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