Entry Title: "Digitized plants"
Name: Mark Martinko , Hungary
Category and Expertise: Deeper Perspective, Non-Professional
Entry Description: I made these contemporary still images to reflect on the spreading virtual world that surrounds us.
Story: The relationship between a technocrat and nature is in a constant flux. Very few communities survive in the world today, whose members do not consider themselves as individuals separated from nature, but rather entities who themselves are an integral part of the flora and fauna as a whole.
The departure from reality, from nature is increasingly typical of our society, and the virtual reality is increasingly part of our day-to-day lives. We can make instant discoveries within the online world, we can acquire information within minutes about our immediate surroundings and more distant places. With special applications one can embark on a high resolution virtual journey in any national parks around the globe, sitting back in a comfortable arm chair we can view the digital print of our archived surroundings made up of a cluster of pixels.
To my mind, there are many advantages of virtual reality, however when considering the long term effects of these processes, development seems to come to a dead end. My series- Digitized plants - reflects on the phenomenon in the form of a modern still life.