Fascinated by the complex relation between technology and nature, my aim is to confront the viewer with the increasingly blurred line between the two.
The work is a visualisation of philosopher Baudrillard’s simulacrum, which explores the idea of imitation. The representation of an object takes on its own shape and barely has a resemblance to the material world any more. ‘Everything I see is true’ aims to make the viewer question their perception of representation. More specifically, the work explores the true simulation of our environment.
The idea of imitating is visible in my work in different ways, some more obvious than others. Some of the images are completely computer-generated – I wanted to see to what extent the computer can duplicate nature and all its laws, so I made the software mimicking elements like water and light. What then happens when seeing all the work together, both photographic and digitally composed work, is that the viewer starts to wonder whether the photographic work is digitally made, and the other way around. In this way, I want to situate the viewer within this space of ambiguity where it is hard to tell the nature of the image.