July 4th, 2011 – till September 12, 2011
Opening Reception, Monday, July 4th, from 8 PM
Directions: Chateau Horazdovice, 341 01 Horazdovice, Czech Republic
The project In-Tree-Net engages the dilemma between systems of the nature and artificial architectural structures. It investigates influence of architecture on the way of understanding Nature. It follows phenomena of a new special kind of species: “Homo Interius” a contemporary human, who spends most of its life inside of a white cube separated from the influence of the surrounding environment. Despite of the unlimited access to a flood of information, his relationship to his immediate surroundings and the environmental context is blurred and disconnected. Ultimately this alienated perspective towards the nature is having consequences on today’s ecology.
In-Tree-Net is based on an interior setting, which as such seems not to be influenced by Nature. The site-specific installation is made out of trees and branches mounted on the walls resembling pipes and wires of engineering systems that bring vital functions in to the buildings. Trees and their complex interconnection present in the ecosystem of the woods are here reduced to a rigid model of a machine representing the mechanistic approach towards Nature. Pipes which architecture usually attempts to cover in order to create an intact environment are here revealed to bring outside inside pointing at the environmental dependency of the seemingly independent interior environment.
In-Tree-Net critically approaches culturally contingent understanding of the nature of Nature, which produces perspective, that nature as such has borders, beginning and its end, similar to the architecture and urbanism. The Nature here is an element that penetrates not only the walls, but also crosses artificial borders, that divide landscape without a context, cutting through the mountains and rivers. In the In-Tree-Net the organic systems represent an idea of bringing closer the nature and the way of its estranged perception, implying a reconnection of the fragmented environment to a whole.