Barbara Ciurej & Lindsay Lochman Processed Views

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Fruit Loops Landscape, 2012

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Marshmallow Chasm, 2013

Cola Sea

Cola Sea, 2013

Monoculture Plains

Monoculture Plains, 2013

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White Bread Mountain, 2013

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Deep Fried Bluffs, 2013

Saturated Fat Foothills

Saturated Fat Foothills, 2013

Flamin' Hot Monolith

Flamin' Hot Monolith, 2013

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Moonrise on Bologna, 2014

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Blue Dye #1 Precipice, 2014

 

Processed Views interprets the frontier of industrial food production: the seductive and alarming intersection of nature and technology. As we move further away from the sources of our food, we head into uncharted territory replete with unintended consequences for the environment and for our health.

 

In our commentary on the landscape of processed foods, we reference the work of photographer, Carleton Watkins (1829-1916). His sublime views framed the American West as a land of endless possibilities and significantly influenced the creation of the first national parks. However, many of Watkins’ photographs were commissioned by the corporate interests of the day; the railroad, mining, lumber and milling companies. His commissions served as both documentation of and advertisement for the American West. Watkins’ images upheld the popular 19th century notion of Manifest Destiny – America’s bountiful land, inevitably and justifiably utilized by its citizens.

 

We built these views to examine consumption, progress and the changing landscape.

 

 

All images © courtesy of Barbara Ciurej & Lindsay Lochman

www.ciurejlochmanphoto.com