Overpass By Sam Contis

Walking along a vast network of centuries-old footpaths through the English countryside, artist Sam Contis focuses on stiles, the simple structures that offer a means of passage over walls and fences and allow public access through privately owned land.

An essay by writer Daisy Hildyard contextualizes this body of work within histories of the British landscape and contemporary ecological discourses. Overpass invites us to reflect on how we cross boundaries, who owns space, and the ways we have shaped the natural environment and how we might shape it in the future.

This book was made possible thanks to the Joy of Giving Something Foundation (JGS) and is the first publication supported by the Aperture JGS Book Award.

Aperture, 2022
h255 x w175 mm
Essay by Daisy Hildyard


Sam Contis Overpass Aperture 2022

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