Catastrophic events have always been delineated as natural or man-made. However, does the supposed purity of Nature make a “natural disaster” inevitable and acceptable, while human selfishness makes purposeful acts of destruction vulgar and untenable? If fire must first reduce something to cinders to enable regeneration, is it also necessary for society to annihilate part of itself before it can learn from its shame and evolve? Is it human “nature” to destroy?
In DeNatural Disaster, one may choose whether to distinguish between natural and anti-natural devastation: Is it the barrenness of a stark landscape or the remnants of a battlefield? Is it the dense black and grey of storms or the debris and smoke from a detonation? Is it the scarlet flame of a forest blaze or a bomb blast?
Disasters construct and destruct reality. They change Nature (and our nature) and define history. Destiny does not specify if it was an intervention of human brutality or the power of Nature.