Nature Must Be Beautiful
Performance with video documentation
5 min, DV
© Jana Papenbroock, 2009

I went into the forest in the Ruhr region and optimized nature, painting green plants greener. It did not go well. The plants withered, but I had a documented process that I exhibited as art. I ridiculed this art chanting "nature must be beautiful" with the same rage Marina Abramovic displayed, even fast forwarded it. It felt wrong to approach art this way and so I planted undocumented seeds instead.

Screened at
Pact Zollverein, Essen, 2009