In collaboration with artist Janis Noviks we have built a futuristic greenhouse where we cultivate our environment, attempting to understand how the definition of natural changes over time, when the drawing of a boundary between the natural and synthetic is becoming ever more difficult
People’s impact on nature is ever increasing – we are living in an era of innovation when we are using resources provided by the earth, but are also creating our own synthetic materials. Our era is sometimes called the plastic era, and the volume of plastic manufactured by humans nowadays is truly fantastic. Processes in nature are moving along and synthetic resources are also beginning to take a certain place in nature. We were interested in the fact that geologists have begun to look at the possibility of allocating the status of a rock to plastic. Collections of plastic which create separate biotopes, worms and mushrooms which eat plastic, clothing from recycled plastic which has been collected in oceans and seas – if plastic really exists as a new rock, is it still possible to return to the kind of nature where we won’t sense human intervention?