The work "There is no such thing as nature" reflects on anthropocentric perceptions and fictions of nature in Western culture. Although we live in times where humans have altered Earth to a very large extent, we still tend to romanticize wilderness and environments which are untouched by the human hand. Nature, to be true, must be raw and unspoiled. And vice versa: a place where human beings are is a place where nature is not.
For this image-based installation, I use visual fragments of organic materials which I collected in natural reserve areas, next to a railway track and alongside busy pedestrian walkways. Those fragments are printed on textile fabrics to create an artificial natural landscape.
What is nature? What is raw and what is made? Where and how do we believe to access nature?
2019 - 2022. digital print on chiffon, digital print on satin. dimensions variable.