(Re)Inventing Nature examines the changing relationship between humans, nature and technology, and will be on display in Utrecht from 3 March to 23 April. The exhibition features work by international photographers including Sjoerd Knibbeler (NL), Drew Nikonowicz (US), Reiner Riedler (AT) and Diana Scherer (NL), Leo Erken & Frieda Gustavs (NL), Yves Gellie (FR), Stijn Elshuis (NL), Floris Kaayk (NL), Sjoerd Knibbeler (NL), Diana Scherer (NL), Drew Nikonowicz (VS), Reiner Riedler (AT), Daniel Stier (DE), Mark Tribe(VS) and Universal Assembly Unit (UK).
The line between nature and technology is becoming increasingly blurred: vision and hearing can be restored thanks to brain implants; robots keep lonely seniors company; and beloved family pets can be cloned before they die. At the same time, all this technology seems to be distancing us from nature. What if we stopped seeing technology as the cause of our problems and started looking to it for solutions?
In (Re)Inventing Nature, photographers and image makers explore new relationships with nature. The exhibition also looks at the scientific search for future-proof solutions and alternative ways of experiencing nature such as video games and virtual reality. An increasing part of our life takes place in the virtual world. Screens, simulations and digital versions of reality are everywhere: in our work, leisure and social lives. What impact do these worlds have on our perception of the physical world?
(Re)Inventing Nature makes an optimistic case for a new view of nature: not back to nature, but forwards.
Entrance and admission fee:
Wednesdays until Sundays from 12:00 – 17:00
Entrance fee is 4, – Euro, students 3, – Euro and entrance for children till 12 years is free