FOTODOK and Het Nutshuis present a double exhibition with work by Lucas Foglia, Bertus Gerssen, Justine Kurland, Pavel Prokopchik and Corine Vermeulen.
Conscious living, carbon footprint reduction and self-sufficiency are hot. Yet only a few people drastically change their lives. In Off the Grid, we see lifestyle choices that differ from the norm: from radical self-sufficiency to a more pragmatic search for harmony with nature. Although the representation of these lifestyles tends towards idyll and romance, Off the Grid shows that the reality is capricious and not always freely chosen.
Off the Grid #1
In A Natural Order by Lucas Foglia we see people motivated by religious beliefs or concerns about the economy and environment to opt for a life outside modern society, without becoming completely isolated from it. Justine Kurland focuses on the American on-the-road existence, of which she and her son are annually part. She develops a particular fascination for the communities around the American rail network. Pavel Prokopchik’s Apashka portrays a spiritual community in the Kazakh countryside, where life is raw and bloody rituals are embraced.