Friday Lunch: Nature and Humans
Friday 12 May, 1pm, Brander Kitchen
with Nadine Baldow
How is nature experienced and classified by the urban influenced human? Do we consider ourselves as a part of nature or has it already become some kind of abstract idea?
Nadine Baldow focuses on installations and site specific works, exploring the boundaries between “untouched nature” and “human lifestyle”. She uses artificial materials, such as polyurethane foam, plastic and silicone, which she applies to create biomorphic structures: a highly artificial kind of nature comes into being.
We are tempted to simply fall for those organic patterns and growth forms, even though they have a slightly exotic, toxic appearance. However, the use of the nature-far materials and the radiant colours might tell us something about our understanding of nature; they may ask "are we toxic beings on this planet destroying our own basis of existence?"
Since 2013, Nadine Baldow has been studying with Eberhard Bosslet at the Academy of Fine Arts in Dresden. Her work has been shown at contemporary exhibitions in Poland, India, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Germany and Indonesia.