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Joshua Dudley Greer's American landscape « Previous | |Next »
October 30, 2013

One of Joshua Dudley Greer's projects is Somewhere along the Line which was made from a series of extended road trips throughout the United States over a number of years. The project explores the landscape created by the Interstate Highway System, which has permanently altered the way we experience the landscape and in turn, each other. This highway system was built by leveling mountains, mowing down forests and circumventing rivers.

GreerJDPortsmouth.jpg Joshua Dudley Greer, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 2013

These are 8 x10 photographs of the ordinary or everyday landscape that is often overlooked or taken for granted and they suggest something that seems to be lurking under the surface of the mundane and banal. These are spaces that are “re-purposed” landscapes:

GreerJDsavannahoverpass.jpg Joshua Dudley Greer, Savannah, Georgia, 2013

What is lurking is the way the landscape has been subordinated and dominated by the highway system that people now rely upon for their everyday existence.

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