THE FRUIT OF KNOWLEDGE
Project by Elisabeth Cory Holzinger
Photography: Jana Simbürger & Elisabeth Cory Holzinger
Since the beginning of time nature provided two essential elements: sustenance and wealth. Man seized them, and with knowledge came greed.
The beauty of ever thriving nature encouraged man to become a creator likewise.
Now he is trying to discern real from fake. The living from the dead.
Two things share the same name and act like one. One grown in the light, one in the dark, one to eat and one to keep. But only a third element weaves them together, showing the true face of all cooling knowledge and warming creation:
Withering, yet lasting Beauty.
This project was generated in the Dongmen Kou village in the Tibetan mountains, Sichuan, China, Dec. 2019 for the Shenzhen Biennale 2019.