Video by Barbara Herold & Florian Huth, 25 min, Full HD
exhibited at Favoriten III, Kunstbau/Lenbachhaus, Munich, Summer 2016
part of the series I WE ALL, 2016
VOID (Woodlands) is a computer-generated idealized landscape from which all traces of civilization and individuals have been eliminated, shifting the focus to the setting, the natural scene. The work allows for a virtual experience of nature, the "hyper"-realistic and thoroughly meaningless space of an idyll: illusion, dream destination, utopian space, scene of quiet and contemplation. Woodlands also quotes the landscape paintings of the Romantics and the religious or mythical notion of the Golden Age to chart an escapist voyage out of the real and into the artificial world of the virtual game, which comes to seem like a new reality.