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Katie Hargrave with Meredith Lynn / Site Lines

I drove across the country with Meredith Lynn in 2017. We camped along the way, and on the road and in our tent, we often found ourselves in the shadows of RVs. During this trip we were struck by how the recreational vehicle makes nature accessible while also keeping it at a distance. Our campsite neighbors had all the comforts of home, in the middle of the desert, prairie, forest, on the beach, and in rainstorms. We began to question our own relationship to landscape – how were the tools that we were using (cameras, cars, hiking boots) mediating our experience as well? How are these instruments facilitating and manipulating our understanding of the natural world? Over the course of a year, we utilized different systems of mediation to capture footage in state and national parks in Florida and California, the two most visited states in the country.

 

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