Fotograf Magazine

Martin Netočný

The Imprints of an Ideal Landscape

Slagheaps are among the most visible remains of deep mining, although their traces in the landscape relief cease to be visible in time: artificial reclamation or spontaneous successions blur the inappropriateness of the slagheaps, which gradually blend in with the surrounding landscape. Slagheaps leave impressions on the social and cultural relief, mainly through the stories of people and things that contributed to their formation or that intersect their presence. These impressions become less visible in time as well: they are overlapped with the insistent here and now of everyday which can make the unusual the usual and the unnatural the natural.

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