Visual of Recreation


Do we still have genuine experiences of nature? Or are we living in a postcard of it?

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.

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Observing old nature
‘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’
Visual of Highlanders in the Lowlands: Re-enactment of an Extinct Cow

Highlanders in the Lowlands: Re-enactment of an Extinct Cow

Van Mensvoort

At the end of every cold winter there is a debate in the Netherlands on whether the forestry service should feed the …

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Dog Modding in China

Hendrik-Jan Grievink

As a child, I already saw some great tiger potential in my cat and some shark-ish attitude in the behaviour of my …

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Come See the Berg!

Van Mensvoort

So you’ve seen the peak of the Mount Everest on tour ? Descended the bobsled ride of the Matterhorn in a Disneyland ? …

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Under the Beach Lies the Pavement

Van Mensvoort

During the riots of 1968 , as students in Paris ripped up paving stones and threw them at the police, one of the …