In Arcadia Ego
In this series “In Arcadia Ego” I explore our relationship to the “exotic” and somehow the “other”.
In our search for the lost paradise. the hidden Eden, we want to recreate some innocent age, where nature is bountiful and animals cohabit in peace and harmony. We want to re discover a golden age, a Candid age, where we can loose ourselves in an illusory moment.
A modern day Pantagruel, our self needs entertaining, filling, experiencing. By recreating an artificial paradise in the heart of the home counties we transform chaotic and cruel nature into something controlled, ordered, enclosed. With the enclosures, we want to put distance between our proud self and our instincts. We want to forget that we shit, we eat, we sleep,just like any other zebra.
The artificial paradise but not as Baudelaire imagined them.