MERLE KARP – HEHKU II

Two big screens glow with images of forests, contrasting the man-made environment around them. The candy-coloured scenes function as an object of desire and a warning of future disasters.

Hehku II reflects on humanity’s relationship with nature. How does our environment affect us and how do we affect our environment? To what extent is our enjoyment of nature driven by a pursuit for aesthetic or authentic experiences? What do we perceive to be more real: an area built from brick and tarmac or a video montage of a nonexistent scenery?

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