All experiment conducted during this research explored Flusser’s (2000) ideas of the photography apparatus to examine the process of image production, particularly the addition of textual information to create data-scapes where those extra visual aspects of gardens can be visualised. As I previously argued, adding metadata can be described as a process of ordering and making images visible where they are placed as part of a whole. Images are inscribed into a system of relations (Manovich, 2009) that could potentially lead into a new narrative and ways to perceive image. Using the notion of the interval, I aim to work with images as part of a collection, relating them to different production strategies.
The experiments constitute different approaches towards re-categorization as a decolonial (Gómez & Mignolo, 2012) approach to critically consider the hierarchies of those “given” categories of landscape representation. Colonial categories, such as race (which can be read as species categorization native/alien), technology (material conditions in the garden), class (spatial segregation of both study sites), extractive industries (landscape representation as empty places) and others which create a divided perception of our everyday environment.