"Why do we see a landscape there?"
Satoru Yoshioka's recent works consist of two distinct series: one with images of facilities of high energy physics research labs / institutions, and the other with images of phenomena occurring inside the brains from the front line of brain research. The former includes images of equipments and machines in indoor setting, but loosely considered as landscape photography. How, then, about the latter?
As described previously, suppose that landscape and/or landscape photography would vary in correspondence with the changes in our world view/images, then, Yoshioka's "Sciencescape" is displaying what the photographer has witnessed about changes on the world view/images at the cutting edge of new sciences, where new knowledge on the world has been produced. Or displaying what he witnessed at the genesis, where the changes take place, as photography. As such, one can see his work as a photography of landscape that is changing just right now (or right in front of his eye), or as the generation of a new type of landscape photography.
Although his work symbolizes it indirectly, I'd like to see "Sciencescape" as the very field itself, where the scientific front line has just opened up a new world view/images.
欧州合同原子核研究機構：セルン （スイス） / CERN / European Organization for Nuclear Research (Swiss)