Photo by Joshua Citarella, courtesy Carroll/Fletcher
  • Landscapes, Network located videos, 18:00 530cm x 330cm, 2017
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge


Institution:Carroll/Fletcher at the Armory Show
Date:March 2 - March 5, 2017
Location:New York City, USA


In Landscapes, an exploration into the physicality of the Internet is used as a gateway to enter nature and better understand the cultural shifts brought about by the increasingly frequent demands of technology.

In 2014, Roth began tracking and visiting the transitional instants where Internet submarine fiber optic cables come ashore. The series began as a pilgrimage to a remote area of Cornwall, on the southwestern tip of the UK, where the trans-Atlantic fiber optic cables carrying the Internet emerge from the ocean. At the time, Roth was looking for ways to rekindle the feelings of optimism, inspiration and community the Internet first ushered in. As Roth began making his way to landing points in seven other countries, the project morphed into a more personal and universal narrative on the self in confrontation with change.

— Carroll/Fletcher

Landscapes is a Creative Capital funded project.