The group exhibition Human | Nature addresses the many forms of relationships that human beings entertain with what our languages refer to as “nature”. Whether they are oppositional, symbiotic, utopian or extractive, these relations are often based on the implicit premise of a distinction between the two parties named in the title of the exhibition. The vertical bar inserted in the title can either be read as a division, establishing a more or less porous border between the two parties, or on the contrary as a mirror, implying that these two parties, in reflecting each other, may in fact be one.
The installations in the exhibition all point to the actions we humans take towards nature, be it material or imaginary. The desire to understand nature, to reclaim it, to classify or to embrace it are all impulses reflected in the projects of Atom Cianfarani, Angela Marsh, Laurent Lévesque & Olivier Henley, as well as Johannes Heldén & Håkan Jonson. A selection of videos from Groupe Intervention Vidéo’s catalogue complements the exhibition with works by Marie-France Giraudon, Shannon Lynn Harris, Gunzi Holmström and Nelly-Eve Rajotte.