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(NATURE IN) LOCKDOWN / POST EXHIBITION


EXHIBITION CURATED BY YINGBI LEE, MARYAM ARSHAD





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CCHIÚ LUNTANA MME STAJE CCHIÚ VICINA TE SENTO BY EMERALD LIU
Reimagining, documenting, exploring.

The works in the (NATURE IN) LOCKDOWN exhibition explore nature as a space or channel for care—care in nature, care through nature, care of nature. Many reflect on how the period of lockdown focused their attention on the textures and rhythms of nature, and humanity in nature, especially those that had previously gone unnoticed. We invite you to do the same, and direct your attention to the nature that surrounds you, whether they are pockets or expanses, whether it is in the same space you spend your daily life in or one you have escaped to. Each of these four themes, inspired by the exhibition, propose ways of noting and(re)connecting with pieces of nature that may appear minute or mundane.



ESCAPE BY MARYNA SHTANKO
TOUCH / the bark of a tree, the dimples on an orange, the surface of a stone. Explore your favourite place for escape and note the different textures that surround you. Alternatively, map the ecological textures you encounter on a path you take regularly. If you wish, note their smell, sound, or taste.

LIGHT / sunlight filtering through leaves, shadows, reflections on pools of water. Observe and document the presence, absence or reflection of light, and how they make you feel. Are they still or in motion? Do they offer opportunities for remembering or meditating on any thoughts and emotions you may have?

RHYTHMS / tides, a flock of birds moving across the sky, plants growing towards the light. Capture the same scene or subject at multiple times of the hour, day or week. How has it changed? How have your feelings toward it changed?

TRAVEL / fallen flowers or fruit, a bouquet of flowers on the street, weathered pottery shards washed up on the beach. Items of nature that have been separated from their source, or have passed through nature. Document them, or use them as material for a piece. Alternatively, re-imagine where they may have come from, and what they might have passed through on their way to you.If you choose to explore a site or object which you engaged with frequently over lockdown, how has your relationship with it changed since then? You can treat these as instructive exercises or loose prompts. Share them with us using the hashtag #postnatureinlockdown.





EMERALD LIU
KRISTINA SHEUFELT
BRENNA TUEL
HELEN BOOTH
SARAH PEDLOW
MARYNA SHTANKO
LAURA MYCHAL
ALICE GARIK
TARA LEAVER

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