05.05.2017 After The Flood Ingrid Deuss Gallery
After The Flood
Artists:

Tine Guns

When mankind flooded the jungle a resettlement of animals took place by helicopter to prevent them from drawing or starving on the newly created islands.

The first modern zoos of the 19th century not only intended to educate the people, they also represent a yearning for the lost garden of Eden. A desire to reconstruct nature lost in the industrial revolution, a desire for a more innocent world. Today zoos themselves, like circuses, become extinct. The garden of Eden has shifted to the realm of photography and television. The craving of going back to paradise remains as the world as we know it disappears again.

The photo’s in this series are taken at an artificial lake in Thailand. A large area of jungle was flooded by the construction of a dam. A resettlement of animals took place by helicopter to prevent them from drawing or starving on the newly created islands. An Image that evokes memories of Noah’s Ark.