Olga Sidilkovskaya’s goal is to use large format photography to deconstruct viewers’ perceptions of landscape and architecture. Drawing from the Bauhaus movement, this series will consist of photographs of landscapes, natural and manufactured, each having one thing in common: they have or had a purpose bestowed onto them by humans.
Focusing on the South, predominantly Georgia, Olga will seek out government properties, industrial parks, army bases, and other similarly intriguing privately owned environments. She will then research and document those places by reducing them to what they are objectively, stripping away what they may represent. Through this meditative process, she hopes to start a conversation about how much we think we know about our environment, and how much of that is based simply on perceptions and projections of the individual or societal self. This series will be an exploration of how we experience landscapes and architecture, and how our environment influences us in return.