The idea of the forest has been imaginary for centuries. Through fairytales and mythical narratives, the forest has emphatically written itself into collective memory. In it, the forest’s visual substance mostly sees itself as a psychic area of retreat, in which childish longings and fears can live on. Yet in what way does the regressive foil presently cloud our civilization-based perspective of the forest? What does it mean concretely, what do we recognize, when we visit the forest?
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