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In arcadia ego

The title is taken from Poussin's  Et in Arcadia ego (also in Paradise I am). Lke Poussin's shepherds we are left in awe of an inscrutable nature, a deep ancient secret. We want to know and see nature. Marwell Zoo "re-presents", and repackage nature for easy consumption, "nature" on a stage designed for awe and wonder. We are presented with wild animals in absurdly safe locations, on green lawns, behind protective fencings. The wonders of the wild safely displayed. A recreation of a lost paradise somewhere along the M6. 

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