Topographical References

Contour (References), 2011

“Eighty percent of the sensory information we take in comes through our vision. The hardware of our eyes, and more importantly the software of our minds, were wired and programmed by hundreds of thousands, if not millions of years of living and dying in a specific visual landscape.” – Fox

We become attuned to our environments, the nuances of light, tone, form and colour; elements that are specific to the geography, atmosphere and ecology of our context. As we experience new environments, we measure these against the qualities of our familiar spaces. Exploration is a destabilising process, sometimes an alienating one, leading to a re-negotiation of our cognition.