Friday, August 14, 2015

Gallery Artist Scott Conarroe Interviewed About New Series ‘Frontière, Frontiera, Grenze’ on URBANAUTICA

Zmutt Glacier, Swiss Italian Border, 2014 © Scott Conarroe / 
Courtesy of Stephen Bulger Gallery

David Pollock of URBANAUTICA, an independent online publisher on photography, interviews gallery artist Scott Conarroe on his recent glacier project and series ‘Frontière, Frontiera, Grenze’

"‘Frontière, Frontiera, Grenze’ is about the movable borders Alps nations devised in response to glacial melting and watershed drift. Permafrost thaw at high elevations is causing the landscape to disintegrate; boundaries established in the last century no longer correspond to the terrain. Switzerland, Italy, Austria and France have unfixed sections of their borders until the landscape “re-stabilizes”. When their glaciers are extinct in a few decades, new borders will be drawn to honour the various treaties. It’s an elegant acknowledgement that this moment is incalculable. And these places are truly beautiful. They seem timeless and pristine, but they’re very much expressions of a post-industrial atmosphere. The vague terror of paradigm shift is what makes them sublime."

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