Photography exhibition EXTRATERRITORIALITY Marko Stojanović, Serbia
A collection of photographs, Extraterritoriality, represents a portrait of mature Anthropocene. The portrait is formed of two sequences of photographs. The main sequence is consisted of specific landscapes, exterritories. These micro land art patterns display an array of human actions from New York to Ho Chi Minh City, via Tirana. They, humans, have been plowing the Earth crust for a long time, but it wasn’t until recently that their substances started to leave a mark on the sediment. These photographs are zoomed exterritories – fields in which humans have performed unique acts, improvisations or solutions. The second sequence of photographs shows extraordinary examples of present day human production and each of them is paired with a landscape from the main series. These photographic footnotes celebrate small objects useful to human population, showing them in a 1:1, 2:1 or a 3:1 ratio. The long process of collecting and selecting these objects is an act of preventive archaeology. This portrait of humanity seems to be emerging in the moment of transition from high Renaissance to mature Mannerism – for the nth time.