Changing Landscape

Barbara Rossi
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Travelling from Suez to the Sudanese border, Barbara Rossi investigates the landscape transformations and urbanization along the Red Sea coast of Egypt.

Changing Landscape is a photographic research about landscape transformations and urbanization along the Red Sea coast of Egypt.

Working on the concept behind the development of contemporary cities I question how natural and manmade environments are commonly represented and how they interact with each other, in a country where architecture – and built environment – have always been an ideological vehicle; a kind of sacred geometry whose forms symbolize the relationship between heaven and earth, the elements communicate with solar systems and create a correspondence with the stars and the planets, connecting the humans to a higher and divine nature.

Changing Landscape moves its first steps in the field of cultural landscapes, seeking connections between the built space and the space where the roots, myth and archetype dwell, creating a dimension where one may nourish the other. Using the border line of Red Sea (phisically represented by a coastal road that separates water and desert) as a metaphor for constant change. I travelled from Suez to the Sudanese border in order to document this new urbanization and seeking moments of grace in the rush of our contemporary world.

Barbara Rossi (1988) lives and works between Rome and Köln. She graduated at Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera and at Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome. Her photographic research is based on observation and analysis of relations between man, territory and time. Her works have been exhibited at Festival di Fotografia Europea in Reggio Emilia, Castel Carlo V in Monopoli, Fabbrica del Vapore, Triennale Milano and Fondazione Lazzareschi in Lucca. In 2016 she won the prize Movin’up (MiBACT+GAI) a grant for the mobility of young artists abroad.

Changing Landscape