When she made ‘Artificial Movement’, Astrid Bink was living in Utrecht, near a forest. In a city, one is constantly surrounded by cars, people, cell phones and busses. The forest next to her apartment was only there because people want it to be there. The forest is filled with unnatural paths and signposts designed by people. The world is becoming humanized. The landscape that surrounds them is distributed and designed.
‘Artificial Movement’ was created because Astrid Bink is fascinated by nature and by how people are trying to control it. The baby’s breath (Anglophilia) moves in an unnatural, hypnotizing manner. By using contemporary techniques and science, the work questions the possibilities of human creations compared to natural forces. How do nature and technology relate to each other? What role does nature play in today’s world?