Robinson aimed to find out more about his subjects by looking at, and making images of, landscape. He once said he believed that ‘if he looked at the landscape hard enough, it would reveal to him the molecular basis of historical events’, and in this way, he hoped to see into the future. By walking, guided mostly by intuition, he sought to recover the possibility of political and economic transformation. The Institute continues his enquiry, with the aid of works by artists, writers, historians, geographers, cartographers and geologists, and a variety of other objects, that advance its exploration of unfinished histories in landscape.
Brilliant new exhibit at Tate Britain by Kieller dealing with a massive variety of issues through the medium of exploration both physical and artists through the Tate’s archives. Go!