Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman have taken inspiration from the landscape photos of photographer Carleton Watkins who traveled to the American West to capture the changing landscape in a time of rapid growth and industrialization. The duo bring these 19th Century photographs to the modern world, with their dioramas, using high processed, junk food as their medium. Their series “Processed Views” aims to examine the new American landscape and its rapid industrialization whose cheaply produced foods now fuel our bodies.
“Processed Views interprets the frontier of industrial food production: the seductive and alarming intersection of nature and technology. As we move further away from the sources of our food, we head into uncharted territory replete with unintended consequences for the environment and for our health.”