Emma Rose and Neil Boynton | 3 min | USA | 2012
The video mirror begins from the premise that certain landscapes have the capacity to provide therapeutic benefits. The idea stems from established theories of art and culture, and developmental and clinical psychology.
The video explores the idea that the face of nature, made visible in the representation of landscape, can be treated as that of a quasi-person with whom the viewer interacts. For many people, the imagination facilitates Interpretation of natural phenomena as recognizable self-states. This experience is enhanced by the representation of nature in the film.
Emma Rose and Neil Boynton, ‘Landscapes in Time: A Psychotherapeutic Intervention’, International Journal of the Image, 1 (2011), 117-127. Journal web site: http://ontheimage.com/journal/