Window projection at the Goethe-Institut Montreal
from November 16 to December 6
from dusk til midnight
New Nature Vitrines
is an exploration of all that lies - unknowably, irreverently, monstrously - beyond the human notion of “nature”
. The series assembles audiovisual works by contemporary artists, filmmakers, technologists, and scientists, foregrounding stories and scales that interrogate the inherent anthropocentrism of images, often by riffing on the codes and conventions of nature films, or subverting them altogether.
The artists, based in Germany, Canada, Mexico, and the United States, propose intricate soundscapes, airborne and microscopic perspectives, images imprinted by lichen, dirt, fur, and bacteria. Their works excavate complex biological, interspecies, and computational systems
, all in a constant state of becoming, flickering with realities beyond our consciousness and invoking idiosyncratic reinventions of our relationship to the natural world
The works are presented in the vitrines of the Goethe-Institut Montreal from November 16 to 30
, as well as exhibition spaces in three different Berlin neighborhoods – Berlin Weekly (Mitte), feldfünf (Kreuzberg), and goeben berlin (Schöneberg) - and Goethe-Institut New-York (December 15, 2020 until January 8, 2021).
The public is able to watch the moving image works from outside all venues.
More info here: www.newnature.live
Lisa Jackson, Harun Farocki, Doireann O'Malley, Suzanne Kite, Lisa Rave, Florian Fischer + Johannes Krell, Colectivo Los Ingrávidos, Sasha Litvintseva + Beny Wagner, Ladan Siad + Aljumaine Gayle,
Jenna Sutela, Emily Vey Duke + Cooper Battersby, and Joan Jonas.
New Nature Vitrines
is a programme by the Goethe-Institut Montreal, curated by Samara Chadwick and Sandra Teitge, and produced by Retune - Creative Technology Platform
about new nature
New Nature is a series of encounters over the course of 2020 between contemporary artists, filmmakers, immersive and VR creators, technologists, and climate scientists from Canada, Germany, Mexico and the US. The project is an initiative by the Goethe-Institut Montreal, realized with the support of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, in partnership with the National Film Board of Canada, Centre Phi, Milieux Institute at Concordia University, Museum of the Moving Image, Massive Science, XR HUB Bavaria, UnionDocs Center for Documentary Art and Retune - Creative Technology Platform.
More info here: www.goethe.de/canada/newnature