At the end of every cold winter there is a debate in the Netherlands on whether the forestry service should feed the …
Some centuries ago landscape painters taught us to appreciate the quality of an untouched landscape. Ever since we have been doing everything to recreate it. We camouflage cell phone antenna mast to look like tries. We fly thousands of miles to experience a pristine landscape. Some countries even go so far to reconstruct prehistoric landscapes at obsolete industrial sites – revived extinct animals included.
‘The regenerated prehistoric landscapes are best understood as theater. Like in a theater play or a movie, we are willing to suspend our disbelief and linger in the imaginary story portrayed before us’