2021, 6 page leporello, 21 × 29.7 cm (unfolded 63 x 29.7 cm), EnglishPrice: €2
Produced on the occasion of Remco Torenbosch’s exhibition of Growth, 2019 at Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen for which Torenbosch appropriated a meditation video that he found circulating on an internet forum for stock traders. The video shows a montage with a variety of flower fields, composed in such a way as to glorify the beauty of nature and effectuate relaxation through digital devices. The piece explores how the representation of nature is capitalized on by the meditation industry, in order to promote better performance in the workplace.
The virtual representation of flowers and nature and the video’s original place of circulation also underline the eternal connection between the natural and the financial world: from the very first speculative bubble caused by tulip bulbs in the 17th century, to disaster investors who are cashing in on the ecological catastrophes of the future.
With a text by Sven Lütticken.