Katie Pelikan Baselj

Katie Pelikan Baselj (1995, US) is a multi-media design researcher, visual storyteller, and graduate of the master Non Linear Narrative

Interview Katie Pelikan Baselj

Katie Pelikan Baselj interviewed by Cristina Lavosi during the Graduation Show 2021 at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK).

Landscape Lab

Graduation project 2020-2021 by Katie Pelikan Baselj
Video installation

There is no place on Earth that humans haven’t touched. This reality makes our desire for ‘pure’ nature even more illogical. The Netherlands was built on artificial ground, but even here the myth of wilderness prevails. The country’s development of ‘new nature’ proves that we cannot engineer this longing out of hearts. Landscape Lab is inspired by the failed modernist idea that nature can be fully created, shaped, and maintained. Katie Pelikan Baselj explores a fictional future where landscapes can be modelled to fit any combination of human desires. The maakbaarheid, or ‘makeability,’ of nature is pushed to new extremes.

Landscape Lab, Katie Pelikan Baselj
Installation view, KABK Graduation Show 2021, photo: Roel Backaert
Landscape Lab, Katie Pelikan Baselj
Detail, KABK Graduation Show 2021, photo: Roel Backaert

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