Model Landscape (2005)


Mixed media shelf works: skeleton leaves, cut books, archival PVA, acrylic, wood, aluminium. LCD screen and live video camera feed. 24″ x 16″ x 12″. Edition of 5.

Model Landscapes (2005) engages with our desire for the perfect landscape and our willingness to mold or model these through large and small-scale interventions, Prophet has created miniature landscapes viewed on small monitors, drawing the viewer in and demanding close inspection. These small object-based vignettes each comprise a shelf work made using mixed media that are subject to surveillance by cameras.

The second element is a bespoke wall-mounted acrylic box housing a 1.8-inch LCD screen showing the image captured, live, by the camera. There are 7 shelf works (miniature landscapes) viewed on 7 small monitors.