Copy of natur/retur ARKEN/DIAS
DIAS and ARKEN in a new collaboration
The first part of the collaboration between DIAS and ARKEN are two video installations displayed in relation to the exhibition NATUR/RETUR, now to be experienced at ARKEN in Ishøj. The art works initiate dialogue with the idea of the Anthropocene, and investigate the relationship between human and nature. The displaying artists Nanna Debois Buhl (born 1975) and Tue Greenfort (born 1973) have created these pieces exclusively for the artificial scenery at ARKEN.
The Anthropocene is a new term for our current geological epoch, where human’s imprint on earth are so massive that it will be measurable in the actual layers of the earth in the future. Throughout time, man has been considered as separate from nature, but with the knowledge of human’s impact on the globe the distinction between nature and culture seize to exist. Digital and technological approaches are applied to investigate the conditions of the Anthropocene. Art and science melts together in this field, offering new perspectives on how we treat our globe and how the future looks. Art is used as an instrument to verbalize the Anthropocene and portray the impacts we have on our surroundings.