With her new works, Viewing stations around Rummelsburger Bucht, Clarke continues her examination of the Picturesque landscape.
In the 18th Century artists sought to capture an idealised view of the landscape, using mediated and superficial structures such as foreground, leading subject, and framing to create a kind of trophy image.
Taking on the role of the picturesque tourist, Clarke follows the means of construction deemed 'correct' in this prescribed form of picture making. In documenting views from Stralau Peninsula, once an important industrial area in Berlin, she utilises these rules and framing devices to construct images
as if creating a landscape painting purely for scenic pleasure.
In this series Clarke reshapes the way we view the current landscape; what is in fact an honest record of real space and time, becomes a hyper-real study of romantic sensibility.
Judith Carnaby, 2010