caterina rossato forms fictional landscapes from cut paper postcards
 

caterina rossato forms fictional landscapes from cut paper postcards

 

caterina rossato collages various pieces of paper travel postcards together to create novel, imagined landscapes. through the diverse blend of images — some of built landmarks like the leaning tower of pisa; others of natural panoramas like the alps in switzerland — the sense of reality is undefined. the assemblage of scenery combines an assortment of familiar sites of interest to form fictional and unreal places of exploration. 

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the project is called ‘déjà vu’, named after the phenomenon of having previously seen an image that is presently occurring. the compositions recall this sensation through their recognizable yet unreal content, where snow-capped mountains overlap grass-lined ones, and florence’s duomo sits beside a country house. after cutting them from their original postcard, rossato then stacks the paper sheets in layers and fastens them with stationary binder clips. finally, these tools stand upright to reveal a fantastical and surreal terrain of collaged landmarks and landscapes.

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