What is natural? How do we perceive nature, and what is our relationship with it as human beings in the twenty-first century? Can we create “surrogates” to understand nature, and is art one of the best ways of doing so? South African artist Ruby Swinney and Dutch artists Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács, Melanie Bonajo, and Inge Meijer contribute their suggestions, observations and visions.
Image credits: Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács, ‘Spherical’ (still) from Dense Cloud, 2018, 4K video film, Courtesy of Akinci