Notes from the Labyrinth

An experiment in non-linear time

Category Archives: landscape

An experimental documentary about a landscape

by Caroline on December 9, 2013, no comments

A little something I wrote and animated based on old (and new) photographs of Shetland. What does it mean for us to encounter something that exists according to its own rules and that does not acknowledge us? Does the land need us? Do we have a role to play in its rules? Yet we affect […]

Small rearrangements

by Caroline on September 21, 2013, no comments

I think the expression “small rearrangements of the environment” is a great description for the rock stacks, shell circles and sandcastles none of us can help but build on a beach.

Forest collages

by Caroline on September 13, 2013, no comments

More 4″x6″ collages of forest photos that I’ve taken in various places at different seasons. That strange blue of the trunks in Forest collage #5 is because it was late afternoon in winter. I like the contrast with the late spring foliage. Wait, are there actually some people in Forest collage #1? That can’t be, […]

Bastrop collages

by Caroline on September 9, 2013, no comments

Look closely and you’ll see that those bare trunks are blackened. I visited Bastrop for the first time just a few months before the fire and took a few photos as we hiked around it. But far too few. A year later we went back and I took a lot more photos and came back […]

Winter Forests

by Caroline on September 8, 2013, no comments

More collages with rifts in space. Many of my favorite childhood books had portals to other worlds and winter forests – from the wardrobe to a frozen Narnia in C.S.Lewis, to the old forest way on Christmas morning in Susan Cooper’s The Dark is Rising. Walking in the woods, especially hushed, wintertime woods, feels like […]

Constructed landscapes

by Caroline on September 6, 2013, no comments

Another strange, reconstructed landscape that makes no visual sense, but seems linked to a definition I just found in my notebook: ‘isolarion‘ – a map developed by 15th century mapmakers that describes specific areas in detail but now how the areas relate to each other. Makes me think about collaging bits of map drawings and […]