Visual arts



Information on the activity

November 16, 2020 to November 30, 2020


Free !

Window projection at the Goethe-Institut Montreal
from November 16 to 30
from dusk til midnight
Please bring your own headphones!

New Nature Vitrines is an exploration of all that lies - unknowably, irreverently, monstrously - beyond the human notion of “nature”. The series assembles audiovisual works by contemporary artists, filmmakers, technologists, and scientists, foregrounding stories and scales that interrogate the inherent anthropocentrism of images, often by riffing on the codes and conventions of nature films, or subverting them altogether.
The artists, based in Germany, Canada, Mexico, and the United States, propose intricate soundscapes, airborne and microscopic perspectives, images imprinted by lichen, dirt, fur, and bacteria. Their works excavate complex biological, interspecies, and computational systems, all in a constant state of becoming, flickering with realities beyond our consciousness and invoking idiosyncratic reinventions of our relationship to the natural world.

The works are presented in the vitrines of the Goethe-Institut Montreal from November 16 to 30, as well as exhibition spaces in three different Berlin neighborhoods – Berlin Weekly (Mitte), feldfünf (Kreuzberg), and goeben berlin (Schöneberg) - and Goethe-Institut New-York (December 15, 2020 until January 8, 2021).

The public is able to watch the moving image works from outside all venues. Stereo sync audio is made accessible through the visitors’ smartphones. More info here:<br />Please bring your own headphones!

Participating Artists: Lisa Jackson, Harun Farocki, Doireann O'Malley, Suzanne Kite, Lisa Rave, Florian Fischer + Johannes Krell, Colectivo Los Ingrávidos, Sasha Litvintseva + Beny Wagner, Ladan Siad + Aljumaine Gayle,
Jenna Sutela, Emily Vey Duke + Cooper Battersby, and Joan Jonas.

New Nature Vitrines is a programme by the Goethe-Institut Montreal, curated by Samara Chadwick and Sandra Teitge, and produced by Retune - Creative Technology Platform