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Steve Messam, on the role of man towards the landscape

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Tommaso Berra
Steve Messam | Collater.al

Steve Messam works with his inflatable installations on the concept of the everyday, intervening directly with man-made architecture and structures that have defined the landscape and changed its appearance.
The British artist’s work on the everyday in particular concerns human action repeated in the landscape, particularly in those empty places that have somehow been marked by human intervention and activities. These marks help to understand not only the history of the place but answer the questioning of what responsibility humans have in changing the morphology and natural horizon. Each activity contributes to the creation of a familiar landscape and thus an everydayness.
Steve Messam uses inflatable fabric sculptures embedded inside old abandoned buildings or covering bridges built over country streams. The bright colors of these site-specific works create a contrast with the context, which is always linked to tones and materials related to nature.

Steve Messam | Collater.al
Steve Messam | Collater.al
Steve Messam | Collater.al
Steve Messam | Collater.al
Steve Messam | Collater.al
Steve Messam | Collater.al
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Written by Tommaso Berra
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