Since 2016, Kelly Tissot has been working on photographic series that fundamentally break with a romantic image of landscape or the idea we have of it. The French artist looks at contradictions between the cultural and the natural, domesticity and wilderness, and seclusion and community. Accompanied by sculptural, space-occupying and at the same time space-defining structures that irritate our habitual view of photography, something unsettling not infrequently resonates in the artist's work. People are present in her photographs and spatial bodies solely through scale as well as through traces of civilization - through what they use, tame or try to control on a daily basis. Kelly Tissot transfers all these motifs into an ever-expanding archive of images that reveals a symbolic identity of the province. With newly realized works for her first institutional solo exhibition at Kunsthaus Baselland, the artist uses previously unknown narratives and questions our own relationship to the rural.
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