Catrine Val

 

Philosophers

September 18th

Visually building upon “in “Philosphers”, I examine the loss of connection to nature in our modern, technically driven world, in which nature has become a strange terrain. The longing for nature as a fixed reference point and the wishful thinking of a romantic , harmonious and intact worldview in which man and nature are in harmony , is facing an ever-faster speeding clock in our fully mechanized age. By referring, to the external visual similarities of historical and current philosophers and the characteristics of their work. As a contemporary interpretation of traditional philosophic thinking, „Philosophers“ takes advantage of the of the iconographic approach of the current media disourse and exposes the effects of individualism and technicality on the positioning of the modern man within his natural environment.