»Scenery and nature’s objects«
Alexander Grennigloh, Jan Stradtmann, Shigeru Takato, Ann Katrin Warter
The exhibition explores the difference between nature and staged landscape. It shows the naturalness, domestication and regulation of sceneries and points to the problem of mediated nature. The concept of nature has become problematic – it is often impossible to speak of a presupposed nature, rather how it has been replaced by a second, more perfect one. Nature is the model from which human art and technology is derived as an imitation.
As natural we understand something that is self-determined in its evolution and reproduction, while technology derives its origins, organization and developmental of the principle of man. The concept of natural objects thus functions as a contrast to an artifact created by man, but also as a counter-concept to mental constructs and fictitious objects.