Annegien van Doorn

Biophilia

Annegien van Doorn Biophilia
“Why do plastic flamingos spark joy?”, asks Annegien van Doorn on the back cover of her new publication Biophilia. In her work, she investigates the innate, somewhat twisted relationship that human beings have developed with nature.
Humans have always tried to integrate natural elements in their immediate environments, but this collective impulse seems to have become particularly exaggerated over recent years. This is evident from the increasing amount of fake nature in modern homes, offices and shopping centres; or the abundance of prints featuring plants and animals on the walls of restaurants, metro stations, and in the dentist’s waiting room. Yet, aren’t we drifting away from nature if we can meet our primal need with a photo print of a waterfall or a cactus-shaped lamp? What does our current connection to nature reveal about us ‘modern’ humans?
Annegien van Doorn Biophilia
Annegien van Doorn

Annegien van Doorn (b. 1982, Vlissingen, The Netherlands) participated in BredaPhoto in 2008. Her work has been shown in solo exhibitions at FOAM museum, C&H Gallery and Melkweg Expo in Amsterdam, MONA Detroit and Youkobo Art Space in Tokyo. She has also participated in a number of group exhibitions at, amongst others: Three Shadows Photography Arts Center Beijing; Himalaya Museum Shanghai; Le Botanique Brussels; and at Les Recontres de la Photographie Festival in Arles.

Website: www.annegienvandoorn.com

Annegien van Doorn Biophilia
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