Screened week 41 - 45
SD 8’30 min.
A Landscape with No Horizon (2004) follows the journey of tropical plants from nature to a shopping mall, via a factory where they are preserved. The plants look identical afterwards as prior to the preservation process, but they’ve become everlasting. The plants, which are disassembled before the process are reconstructed according to the wish of the customer.
The voiceover is an edited interview with Tommy Nilsson, the director of Biotech Tropical Plants- a Swedish firm specializing in preserved plants. The video deals with the appropriation of nature in commercial settings where nature represents an authenticity associated with recreation at the same time strategically located and planned in relation to a programmed response from the public.