Kyle Zeto


“My work aims to examine a particular kind of mysticism in our experience of nature and technology. Even using the word mysticism is troublesome, as it comes with so much conceptual baggage, but I want to explore mysticism as ‘function’. For example, forests provide inspirational groundwork for modes of artistic reception – this idea of the dark woods providing a catalyst for memories or a deconstructed sense of self is a classical one, natural landscapes being considered a primal source.

In response to the power nature had over us, we’ve created a lexicon of symbols that are reflected in folk customs. However, as we have reached the age of the anthropocene, what power can nature hold for us if we have conquered it?”