by Jason Burch
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For many there is a great fascination/desire to restore things to their past state. Yet, this too can be a very subjective position and our view of the past can be distorted by many things. I really like the idea of using a painting as a blueprint for construction. It is at once both a profound idea and yet contains absurd comedy about it as well. Albert Bierstadt's painting I think is a great foil here as his idealized view of the American landscape represents an unattainable goal. I have always had a fascination with construction sites ever since a house was built next to mine when I was seven years old and would wander around inside the house on the weekends. This piece steered much of my work over the years towards exploring different aspects of housing construction. Recently, I made a series of videos in a large construction project in Montclair, NJ. The scale of the project was immense much like the scene depicted in After Bierstadt. One video depicts two men discussing the rebuilding of a hill next to a housing development and the possibility of adding a water feature this time. Because, we can always make things better.
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