Where to Land the Eye – SHIRAZ BAYJOO / MEHDI-GEORGES LAHLOU / JOY GREGORY / MIKI NITADORI / YVON NGASSAM

PLATS: Utanför och inne i Landskrona Konsthall MAP. Inkluderad i festivalbiljett.

Developed for Landskrona Foto Festival 2024, ‘Where to Land the Eye’ proposes to explore the topic of land as natural environment and foundational to identity formation, as well as site of extraction that continues to be subject to contemporary forms of occupation stemming from colonial histories. The exhibition will also seek to reflect on how these affect the movement of people, and how migratory experiences are informed by arbitrary policies defining who is deemed acceptable from one territory to the other. 

Between interrogation and assertion, ‘Where to Land the Eye’ will develop in a speculative approach ranging from exploring the depth of organic matter through photographic experiments, to examining palimpsestic socio-historical narratives embedded in the soil and uncovered through research-based photography practices. 

This project will also be an invitation for the eye to wander across geographies, to experience how photography allows us to navigate places, build visual and narrative connections between proximity and distance, and mediate the interrelation between here and there. 

Presented in Landskrona Konsthall, an exhibition space with outer glass walls, designed by Sten Samuelson and Fritz Jaenecke, containing a Japanese Garden at its centre, the exhibition will propose a visual journey across diverse forms of lens-based practices displayed in ways that engage with the architecture of this post-war Swedish modernist venue. 

‘Where to Land the Eye’ is curated by Christine Eyene.

© Joy Gregory
© Miki Nitadori
© Yvon Ngassam