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Christoph Gielen

  • Posted by Neil Simonton on September 21, 2010 in All
  • Christoph Gielen's aerial studies of suburban land use patterns provide a revealing perspective on the sprawl that dominates America's built landscape. Shot from a helicopter, the abstract and geometric patterns look almost otherworldly, forcing the viewer to evaluate the artificiality and unsustainability of suburban 'hoods and highway infrastructure.

    “With these pictures, I am interested in exploring the intersection of art and environmental politics,” Gielen writes. “I hope to trigger a reevaluation of our built environment and the methods of its development, to ask: What kind of development can be considered sustainable?"

    Check out more of Gielen's photos on his site.


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