Biophilia

Biophilia

With the development of human civilization, nature has been pushed more and more into the corner of geography. But is she as helpless as we think? Perhaps hersurvival mechanisms are stronger than those of Homo Sapiens and do not involve a mutual future. Are we crossing the red line after whichshewill share us off, or can we still maintain the balance and symbiosis between species?

Each of the works is related to neuralgic moments in the relationship of Man with Nature. Conquest and loss of territories. Constant conflicts between natural and technological. Establishing harmony or its brutal trampling. Our planet is like a system of connected vessels that are not necessarily directly linked. Each part of it after a while is affected by events happening thousands of miles away. Every detail of our daily lives is indirectly related to the lives of people and ecosystems onother continents. Awareness of these connections and dependencies may be the key to an achievablerather than apocalyptic future.

Theprototype of the central installation isa group of plants with an unusual approach to reproduction and survival. They overcome huge distances with the help of the wind and slowly enter new territories. When they mature, they break away from their roots and, unlike their static relatives dependent on insects and birds, they spread their own seeds, floating around the world. The group as a whole is called Tumbleweed and it encounters thousands of pieces of human-derived waste, barriers and obstacles, and it finds a way to overcomethesein order to continue its course and survival. It is materialized in thegallery in the form of a sphere of parallels, meridians and all sorts of chaotic vectors of natural or cultural origin, intertwined in an unbreakable sphere.

The second installation is neon outlining the horizon. It illuminates part of the gallery in burningyellow light and alerts about climate change.

The third part includes sculptural castings in metal of bouquets of living plantscapturing the last moment of human presence before a cataclysm.

The aesthetics of the sublime moment of presentiment of one's own end, visualized in various natural disasters such as tornadoes, ciclons iscapturedin a series of large-format drawings. They are a projection of the subjective perception of the power of Nature and the demonstration of what is beginning to turn into a regular shock, replacing the sentimental connection with Nature known to us from the Romantic era.

 

With the support of NCF.

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