Sustainability & the Future

Foodbank for Pollinators

Seeding for Future Generations

Flower meadow with lettering rewild © TAU
17. June
14:10-14:20 CEST

Artist Natalie Taylor sows native wildflowers as a symbolic act in Weimar, a city known for its parks designed down to the very last detail. Her installation in the form of the word “REWILD” provides new habitats for insects and invites us to reflect on how we can live in greater harmony with nature. The project is accompanied by a digital “re-wilding” in the form of a video artwork A Toothless Grin by Kristin Jakubek, a student at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, which visualizes our increasing alienation from nature and absorbtion by the digital world.

Foodbank for Pollinators von Natalie Taylor und A Toothless Grin von Kristin Jakubek were commissioned by the Goethe-Institut London for the Kultursymposium Weimar in cooperation with the Klassik Stiftung Weimar, the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and the Lebenshilfe-Werk Weimar/Apolda e.V.. With thanks to the Stadt Weimar – Kulturstadt Europa.

Creating an international link between Weimar and London, Natalie Taylor continues her art project in the borough of South Kensington, where a “Green Trail” will connect several sustainably designed installations and bring more biodiversity into the neighbourhood.

For the Kultursymposium Weimar 2021, both artists talk about the generational differences in their work and what they nevertheless have in common.

Host: Lin Franke, Goethe-Institut
 

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Kristin Jakubek © Leon Brandt
Natalie Taylor © Kevin Dagg
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    English with subtitles
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