NEU NOW screen
Thursday 14 September / 20.45
Sunday 17 September / 20.15 + Artist Talk
Could artificial nature replace real nature?
The film Nature: All Rights Reserved investigates the role of nature simulations in modern society. The film shows how artificial nature meets the needs of today's city dwellers and how simulated nature still falls short compared to the irreplaceability of real nature.
The ambiguity of fake nature is to me the core of this film. On the one hand, I can be amazed by the inventiveness of humans that simulations of nature exemplify. I can be moved by the ways in which we are able to bring an experience of nature to people whom might not be able to physically experience it. On the other hand, I am also worried. Worried by the rapidly increasing disappearance of real nature, and the diverse iterations of ’fake’ nature that seems to be taking its place.