Hand-painted backdrops once created the illusion of space in films, theatre, and advertisements. Today, new methods have replaced the use of the traditional backdrop to create a seamless illusion. Yet backdrops remain as artifacts of our idealised notions of nature. Photographed in and around Los Angeles and stripped of traditional performers, these ageing Hollywood scenics are recontextualised in the urban.
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