• Vernissage

Silent Spring

Traces of human activity are everywhere on the earth: melting glaciers, dwindling biodiversity. They not only shape landscapes, but also create artificial worlds and intelligences. But with all their knowledge, they can neither fully comprehend nature and its complex regulatory mechanisms, nor control or predict the future. Together with guest artists, the Berlin-based artist group pilote contemporary investigates the ambivalence that characterizes the relationship between humans and their environment. On the one hand, they shape, damage and measure the world, appropriate it and intervene in long-term natural processes; at the same time, their own finiteness and dependence are revealed. The title Silent Spring refers to a book by biologist Rachel Carson published in 1961, which is considered the starting point of the worldwide environmental movement. The exhibition questions the Western assumption of humans and nature as two entities and rather focuses on the manifold connections. Alleged hierarchies are questioned, co-existences are illuminated, and humans are seen as part of larger processes.

Auf dem Bild sieht man einen Regenbogen auf einer weißen Bettdecke.
© Selket Chlupka
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