Marte Aas

Common Green (1999)

Nine photographs (100 x 150 cm and 100 x 205 cm). Installation view of the exhibition Composite at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, 1999 The series describes the parks, greens and common lands found in every town and village, which are used as areas of recreation. These are places that are neither urban nor rural, but have elements of both. What do we do in these areas? How do we use them? What do they look like? The photographs explore the notion of "landscape" as a process where social and subjective identities are shaped. They document a spatial experience, seeking to highlight the structures and concepts that surround us in our everyday lives. The landscapes consist of infinitely overlapping layers and remnants of human activity. The "pure" concepts of nature and culture are replaced by strata, traces and memories.

Marte Aas
Common Green #1,c-print, 100x150cm
Marte Aas
Common Green #2,c-print, 100x150cm
Marte Aas
Common Green #3,c-print, 100x150cm
Marte Aas
Common Green #4,c-print, 100x150cm
Marte Aas
Common Green #7,c-print, 100x150cm
Marte Aas
Common Green #8,c-print, 100x150cm
Marte Aas
Common Green #9,c-print, 100x150cm
Marte Aas
Common Green #10,c-print, 100x150cm
Marte Aas
Common Green, Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, 1999
Marte Aas
Common Green #5, c-print, 100x205cm
Marte Aas
Common Green #6, c-print, 100x205cm
Marte Aas
Common Green, Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, 1999