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Susanna Bauer. The strength hidden in the fragility of nature

Susanna Bauer. The strength hidden in the fragility of nature

by Laura Luppi “De rerum natura” (On the Nature of Things), the didactic poem by the Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius, opens with an invocation of the goddess Venus: “(…) life-giving force, that beneath the gliding stars makest to teem the many-voyaged main and fruitful lands, for all of living things through thee alone are […]

Melarium

Melarium

by Ula If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man. – Albert Einstein Motorways look always the same. Artificial flows of movement between one big city and another. […]

THE BANK OF THE SUN: The proposal of Mel Chin

THE BANK OF THE SUN: The proposal of Mel Chin

by Abu Lido A new economy with new energy sources, the use of creating technology and a never-depreciable currency that help us all to fight the climate change: this is the proposal of the American Artist Mel Chin with his “Potential Project”. The “Potential Project” is a complex performance realized in the Algerian desert in collaboration with […]

Platform Green, on nature and art. Interview with Andrea Lerda.

Platform Green, on nature and art. Interview with Andrea Lerda.

by Silvia Bottani The relationship between mankind and environment has recently broken through as one of the most urgent and significant among the macro themes that have been largely featured in the visual contemporary arts over the last few years. Nature and environment, understood as system of relation between the human being and the places […]

Living Symphonies: an interview to Daniel Jones and James Bulley

Living Symphonies: an interview to Daniel Jones and James Bulley

by Abu Lido   OR Not magazine has interviewed sound artists Daniel Jones and James Bulley creators of Living Symphonies a sound installation based on the forest ecosystem. The piece took place in four of England’s forests last year. 1. What is Living Symphonies and which is the path that lead to ecosystem symphonies? Living […]

JAMES CLAR: The abstraction of reality

JAMES CLAR: The abstraction of reality

by Sarah Corona The line between reality and fiction is increasingly thin in today’s world of science and technology. Nature and its phenomena have a less and less important role as the realms of digital communication, new media, and social networks expand. Thanks to ever more sophisticated technologies and widened access, the exponential use of […]

Alberto Baraya: Collecting Nature

Alberto Baraya: Collecting Nature

Alberto Baraya Estudos comparados modernistas 2011 photography, found objects and drawing on paper, 220 x 300 cm, Courtesy Galerie Nara Roesler (BR)   by Sarah Corona Collecting nature is a centuries-old practice, which allowed us to not only get to know the world, but which also forms the basis of present concepts of Collection and Museum. […]

10.000 liters of air

10.000 liters of air

by Abu Lido   Air pollution has been classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as a human carcinogen. As early as the 1940s, scientists had begun expressing concern over possible hazards associated with air pollution by combining environmental and  public health data collected worldwide, but it was only during the following 70 years […]

The boat on the lawn, one day in Torcello

The boat on the lawn, one day in Torcello

by Katia Ceccarelli At the time when it was inhabited Torcello (1) should seem close enough to the mainland to come back at any time. That part of Italy disputed by Langobards and Byzantines was a land in desperation and confusion so that some people conceived of putting a stretch of sea between them, their […]

Rodrigo Braga: Organic Art

Rodrigo Braga: Organic Art

by Sarah Corona “Organic Architecture,” defined as branch of modern architecture that endorses harmony between man and nature, emphasizes the creation of a new system to achieve balance between the constructed and the natural environment. Through the integration of artificial elements made by human beings and components of the natural surroundings, “All become part of […]

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