Exoticorum Imaginis Decem (Ten Images of Exotic Life Forms) / 2012
The photography project shows parallel worlds of new and modern forms of nature. To visualize palpable – existing and imaginary – connections between (exotic) natural resources and daily used consumer products made from it. Products are integrated in local natural environments, referring to historical use of natural materials and (rural) areas where people depend less on global trade. I wanted to research my consciousness of nature, influenced by the way it surrounds me in the Netherlands, and related to awareness of (scarcity of) natural resources of the planet and global economy.
Constructions are photographed on site in 7 (city)parks of Amsterdam and 3 locations in the (green) Eastern Netherlands.
2500 Posters (double sided A3 FSC certified paper) are distributed in Amsterdam in Sep/Oct 2012, to organizations, households and cultural venues around the photography sites.
This project is made possible by The Amsterdam Fund for the Arts & the artist.