Looking for Reconnection
I’ve found when we teach about the environment in educational settings we teach students to learn about nature, not about our interconnected relationship with nature. We feel we have the right to consume nature as we are at the top of the hierarchy when in reality there is not a hierarchy; only a circular structure that when one aspect is changed a domino effect occurs.
The lens I manipulate throughout the film highlights our barrier between being part of nature and being nature’s spectator; we study it, view it through our idealised lenses, and consume nature for our own gain. I wanted to explore how we never see ourselves as part of nature, always one step removed.