Leslie Beck Link Longing for Nature in the Anthropocene

MEDIA: Longing for nature in the Anthropocene

In my response to the question “What makes us human?” I focused on one subjective emotional experience of longing for nature in the Anthropocene. Taking Olafur Eliasson’s approach to art, I tried to give a thought-provoking and personal perspective on today’s dualistic belief of nature and culture being separate. I took inspiration from Romanticism and Caspar David Friedrich’s painting “the wanderer above the sea of fog” when exploring the encapsulating box of social beliefs and norms. I tried to portray the longing for freedom outside the dualistic mindset and becoming a harmonious part of nature’s cycle once again.


Being HUMAN 2021/22