RENA LEINBERGER
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Rebuilding No-Place
Ongoing series, since 2009

These works reconstruct stock photographs. Stock photos function as semiotic marker while erasing traces of place. The source images are often low-resolution, obscuring details of material. The degradation of image allows the insertion of fictions while I replicate and re-stage the image, reasserting a material presence.

This process allows simultaneous non-sites to overlap and interplay. The non-sites are the spaces of the internet, the frame of the architecture used in the relocation to the site of the displayed sculpture, and the image-frame of the re-photographed sculpture. All of these, in different means, flatten the specifics of landscape into ubiquity.

My reconstructions form a tension between landscapes of the constructed, the unbuilt and the demolished.