Do you think the first space colony created by humankind will happen during your lifetime?
Technology has advanced so quickly over the past few years. In the overall scheme of things, we’re just a flash in the pan and yet we’ve done so much to change our planet. humankind is leaving a profound legacy on Earth, exploiting its resources to turn it into the sanctuary that we want it to be, or perhaps farewelling a paradise that we’ve already lost.
2021 ± II: utopia broadcasting encapsulates everything about human construction: consumerism, the wonders and dangers of science, and sheer curiosity. This project aims to utilise existing structures within the Icelandic landscape to transport the viewer’s imagination to another world that exists outside of time.
In doing so, the hope is to invoke conversation around themes of futurism and dreams for a better life amidst the darker side of human ideals.
Serena Dzenis is a lens-based artist from Australia who resides in Iceland. She uses her work to tell stories about science, conservation, environmental issues and the future of mankind.
Serena’s photographs depart from the traditional, with a focus on capturing the otherworldliness that is sometimes associated with nature and human constructions on our own planet. The emphasis of her art is on storytelling within the landscape – connecting with the land and exploring the outcomes of human desires while immersing oneself in the rhythms and dangers associated with the living presence of this world.
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