Proto-Digital Jardin Baroque

[Juergen Bergbauer, untitled (parterre de pieces coupees I) 100 cm x 125 cm (40” x 50”) lambdaprint on aluminium / diasec face matt, 2004.]

[Juergen Bergbauer, untitled (parterre de pieces coupees I) 100 cm x 125 cm (40” x 50”) lambdaprint on aluminium / diasec face matt, 2004.]

Juergen Bergbauer's series Jardin a la francaise oscillates between a masked-cropped photo and a model-space future nostalgia. Bergbauer speculates that this is how André Le Nôtre might represent designs for castle gardens or elaborate hedgework - as 3d-modeled perspectival figures on a beige canvas - were he at work today. Each image operates from an ideal height (of roughly 3.5 meters) as though ready for pan, tilt, rotation, and zoom. Landscape fabrication, scripting, and the modeling of environments somehow seem increasingly less distinct, or new for that matter.

[Juergen Bergbauer, untitled (broderie I) (Detail) 100 cm x 110 cm (40” x 43”) lambdaprint on aluminium / diasec face matt, 2004.]

[Juergen Bergbauer, untitled (broderie I) (Detail) 100 cm x 110 cm (40” x 43”) lambdaprint on aluminium / diasec face matt, 2004.]

[Juergen Bergbauer, untitled (orangerie II) 100 cm x 110 cm (40” x 43”) lambdaprint on aluminium / diasec face matt, 2004.]

[Juergen Bergbauer, untitled (orangerie II) 100 cm x 110 cm (40” x 43”) lambdaprint on aluminium / diasec face matt, 2004.]

[Juergen Bergbauer, untitled (broderie I) 100 cm x 110 cm (40” x 43”) lambdaprint on aluminium / diasec face matt, 2004.]

[Juergen Bergbauer, untitled (broderie I) 100 cm x 110 cm (40” x 43”) lambdaprint on aluminium / diasec face matt, 2004.]

Juergen, might we suggest Longleat next? related: see Habitat Interlocks

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