LANDSCAPE: the virtual, the actual, the possible?


Robert Zhao Renhui,

Exhibition, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco, USA, until 25 January 2015.
The exhibition focuses on landscape, nature, and gardens by posing the question: What is the mirror-effect between landscape and technology, and how does each inform how we understand and experience ourselves and others? Considered here is how the intersection of nature and technology shapes our current understanding and experience of landscape and gardens. By examining two very distinct geographic and cultural environments – the utopian frontier of California and the Pearl River Delta region in China, it questions whether human activities have altered the geological ecology so extensively that a new form of nature is being created, both physically and metaphorically.