Martijn Petrus, Imagine: Nature
master beeldende kunsten - vrije kunsten
We trick ourselves into thinking that unspoilt wildlife still exists by watching extravagant nature documentaries. We look at this dramatically created world displayed on our TV screens, fully aware of the fact that our experience is highly manipulated by super slowmotion images and heavyweight sound effects.
We have designed botanical gardens and glass houses to showcase all the exotic plants that we have discovered and we manipulate the landscape to a level of aesthetically pleasing functionality.
For this project I have analyzed my own perception of the subject and researched different ways in which human culture brings nature into its world. Using video, 3D animation, photography and sculpture, I create a world where nature and artifice meet and merge.