On Nature and Ideology
Performative Drawing | 4-part Video Series
Symmetry and Abstraction – Hybrid Floral Moments Thinking in a speculative, dialectical and relational manner we can observe that symmetry
In this episode, we answer the question: what are the emancipatory aspects or elements of an old tree that are
Solidarity and Infrastructure – Progressive Consciousness “En plein air” In this session, we visualize and discover how nature relates
Institution & Autonomy – Gentle Mechanisms of Ideology In the last, fourth session on Nature and Ideology we synthesize
The new series is part of Performative Drawing, thoughtful and joyful, militantly optimistic drawing sessions initiated by Rena Raedle and Vladan Jeremic, artists from Belgrade. In an artistic and pedagogical manner, they invite the viewers to practice relational capacities of thinking and visualization and to engage in a process of creation and reflection without a safety net of pre-formulated ideas.
In the educational painting and drawing sessions “On Nature and Ideology” Rena and Vladan discover and visualize aspects of the discourse on ‘nature’s ideology’ and the relations it activates. Looking at nature, western dominant ideology sees it as a separate sphere, a space for human cultivation, exploitation, or as a beautiful landscape. The sessions aim to generate a sensorial knowledge through an artistic gesture that interrogates the dominant views on nature and our relation with it.
1. Symmetry and Abstraction – Hybrid Floral Moments
2. Emancipation and Nature – Emancipatory Extensions of the Tree
3. Solidarity and Infrastructure – Progressive Consciousness “En plein air”
4. Institution and Autonomy – Gentle Mechanisms of Ideology
Rena Rädle & Vladan Jeremić are Belgrade-based artists whose research-oriented work comprises drawing, text, video, photography, installation and artistic interventions in public space. In their collaborative practice Rena & Vladan explore the relation between art and politics, unveiling the contradictions of today’s societies and developing transformative potentials of art in the context of social struggles. They use techniques that are easy to reproduce and distribute such as drawing and prints and simple materials such as textile, cardboard and wood, insisting on the use value and social and ecological awareness of their artistic production. They engage with current debates and struggles in collaboration with social movements and disseminate their art works through reproduction in various media.
For more information visit http://raedle-jeremic.net/