Landscape on Landscape
Andrea Alkalay has always been drawn to materials and visual forms as tools and symbols. Alkalay thinks through images, looking for the poetic and political potential that arises from the act of observation; photographs’ ability to manipulate our perception of reality. She is deeply curious about the “regimes of representation” – the information with which we are presented, and the manifold ways it can be interpreted – between we see and what we know. Artificial and natural elements are combined to infuse a sense of estrangement or displacement into the work and thus question our societal and emotional realities, such as patterned beliefs.