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Book chapter

Geo-Cultural Space of the Arctic: Landscape Visualization and Ontological Models of Imagination

P. 295-312The purpose of this chapter is to study the specifics of landscape visualization of the Arctic geo-cultural space in the context of the processes of decolonization and post-exoticism on the example of North-Eastern Chukotka. The study is based on a conceptual analysis of photographs from my personal expedition archive, and it employs two basic concepts, landscape assemblage and visual dispositive..

The purpose of this chapter is to study the specifics of landscape visualization
of the Arctic geo-cultural space in the context of the processes
of decolonization and post-exoticism on the example of North-Eastern
Chukotka. The study is based on a conceptual analysis of photographs
from my personal expedition archive, and it employs two basic concepts,
landscape assemblage and visual dispositive.In general, the postcolonial landscape of the North-Eastern Chukotka
is characterized by a mixture of the visual dispositives we have identified.
These dispositives, intertwining and interacting with each other,
create multiple, constantly transforming landscape assemblages. In turn,
landscape assemblages are active representatives of the decolonization
of the basic geo-cultures of this Arctic region. In the visual aspect, this
means fragmentation and simultaneously fractalization of the traditional
“colonial view” of the Arctic landscape. Within the framework of the
presented visual dispositives, the phenomena of post-exoticism and internal
exoticism are formed, making it impossible to return to pre-colonial
“landscape optics”.
















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Edited by: M. Lehtimäki, A. Rosenholm, V. Strukov. L.: Routledge, 2021.