MOMENTA BIENNALE DE L’IMAGE | SENSING NATURE
From September 8 to October 24, 2021.
The 17th edition of “MOMENTA Biennale de l’image” will take place under the title “Sensing Nature.” An ambitious edition curated by Stefanie Hessler in collaboration with Camille Georgeson-Usher, Maude Johnson, and Himali Singh Soin, MOMENTA 2021 brings together 51 artists from 24 countries, their works are presented in 15 exhibitions including an Indigenous-led outdoor garden and an augmented reality circuit in the public space.
This edition of MOMENTA can be read in multiple ways. On the one hand, it assumes a human who is sensing nature, perhaps holding a blueberry picked in a forest, exposed to various modes of perception: sight, smell, taste, hearing and touch. On the other hand, it assumes nature sensing back. Our doings register like sunlight bleaching the colour of driftwood over time or imprinting itself on the retina of an exposed eye. In acknowledging this reciprocity, the biennale recognizes that we are in relation with nature, that we are “of” nature.
Artists: Carolina Caycedo, Taloi Havini, Tsema Igharas, Erin Siddall, Kama La Mackerel, Miriam Simun, Eve Tagny
Curator: Stefanie Hessler, in collaboration with Camille Georgeson-Usher, Maude Johnson and Himali Singh Soin