(from left to right)
Before and After 2015
2016
Archival pigment print
58x73 cm each

Before and After 2016
2016
Archival pigment print
58x73 cm each

As we were driving around the outskirts of the small industrial city where we lived, in the midst of the hills we spotted a plot of pine trees, all tied and fixed to the ground with ropes. These trees are grown for the landscaped gardens in the newly built apartment towns. When the trees are fully grown they are removed and transferred leaving almost no trace. This photographic diptych, Before and After 2015/2016, document the Before and After of such pine-farm, without illustrating any process or proper context. The dramatic appearance and disappearance - being securely tied down and disappearing without a trace - symbolises a system that cannot be seen but definitely exists and excercises a total control.

 
 
http://www.nana-felix.com/files/gimgs/th-60_Before and After 2015 copy.jpg
 
 
http://www.nana-felix.com/files/gimgs/th-60_Before and After 2016 copy.jpg