Akademie der Künste, Berlin June 4th – September 18th 2016
A Reflected Landscape is an artificial terrain comprising a mixture of real and artificial greenery, rocks, and an LED video installation featuring content about the landscape itself. It is a landscape reflected in its own mediated image. Contemporary mechanisms of reflection and feedback whose non-linear and fractal dynamics are inherent to life and matter itself. Like the central buddhist concept of Pratītyasamutpāda, or dependent co-arising, Si-Qin suggests humans and nature, as mutually symbiotic agencies that represent and construct each other—a post-anthropocentric diorama in which nature has gained the capacity for self-understanding.