DE KIJKDOOS project space, Veemkade 574, Wilhelmina Pakhuis, Amsterdam (NL)
Opening: 2015/10/09 17:30
The exhibition The Bone That Was a Stone explores the indistinct relation between what in human language is called natural and artificial.
Sara Bjarland and Müge Yılmaz’s artistic research questions and explores the limits of dichotomies that indicate a separation between nature and human, authentic and counterfeit, synthetic and organic. In their work, these opposing ends seem to amalgamate in an intimate, complex and unstable relation with each other. Collaborator Rob Ritzen found petrified wood on a hike on the outskirts of Brussels and wonders what it can teach us about the continuity of ecological and geological transformations.
Together Sara Bjarland, Müge Yılmaz and Rob Ritzen examine the resilient character of our surroundings and our intimate relation with it. The time we live in now appears radically different when you image the artificial plant in your office in a way already has been a plant millions of years ago. To find out how, come and see The Bone That Was a Stone.