Anne-Mai is educated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and will work on her project ‘Landskabets indre landskaber’ (the inner landscape of landscapes) during her stay at Earthwise Residency.
The project takes a point of departure i the danish landscape and the human understanding of it. A land were agriculture trumps wild nature. A flat land with no mountains, no rivers, no volcanoes and no glaciers. A place where witches were burned. Where old trees are overturned by the storm in winter. Where ice crystals might crack under your feet and light from a lighthouse is moving on the beach. Where amber reaches the shore like small physical pieces of time. Where there is incomprehensible turquoise water, seeming to come from a place between reality and fantasy, at limestone quarries.
With an open approach to photography and no digital editing, Mai is striving to bracket her expectations to the landscape by using the camera as her interpreter and the night as their meeting spot. She wants to investigate the mentality, memory and pulse of the landscape. The inner landscapes. Questioning her own experience of her surroundings: How to sense the world without knowing truth about it? With what kind of gaze should you look for something you don’t know what is? How to map without taking ownership? How to photograph without defining?