Reconfiguring the Landscape is the result of merging two previous installations: Can't See the Forest For the Trees and Interest: The Joys and Sorrows of the Written Word.
Merging these creates a reconfigured landscape: a stream running through a forest. This landscape is comprised of two dimensional representations of the forest and a sculptural news-stream of sorts made of three dimensional paper boats folded out of newspapers pages (in different languages and from different sections/spheres of interest). Underneath this stream of consciousness and river of information, sound loops of a pre-language (the crying and cooing of babies) can be heard.
The floor and walls become the site for these gestures, allowing landscape to be understood as an interior, a construct of the mind. The fluidity of language, itself a creation of the human mind, allows us to understand landscape in a broadened sense....such as a political landscape of too much information or disinformation.
This connects to the Buddhist concept of Esho Funi, or oneness of self and environment and speaks to the way in which human activity and the environment affect each other and arise co-dependently.
Looking landscape's etymological origin in Middle Dutch landscap, the meaning of scap is -ship. This word-forming element -ship has a variety of meanings including state, or condition of being; quality or condition; relation between; to create, ordain, or appoint; act, power, skill; office, position. In other words, the origin of the word landscape seems to come from a understanding of the connections between humans and environment.
A programmed UV light cycle, sets this reconfigured landscape into motion by adding the fourth dimension of time.