Curated by Shazeb Shaikh
Venue: near Army Canteen, Campal, Panjim
In her series of installations of biomorphic structures, “HUMAN OCCUPIER”, Nadine considers the relationship between men and nature as being two parts which assume divergent positions, rather than existing as a unit. In that context, through her art, she analyses the development of the recent past, in which men seem to be driven to occupy more and more space, while also optimizing their living space in a dominant way, and on their own terms. As a result of that human obsession with optimization, green areas were freed from weed, urban parks were strictly arranged in geometric shapes, rivers were straightened and artificial beaches were raised. Even if nowadays there seems to be a trend for “renaturing”, industrialization and the development of a far-reaching man-made infrastructure is emerging unstoppably. There is hardly any place on earth where humans have not been to before. Nature is subordinated in these processes and rarely seen as an equal part.
With her colorful biomorphic structures, Baldow creates a highly artificial kind of nature, which reveals the uncontrollable and mighty side of earth’s nature. Her installations, objects and photo-collages arouse associations of the worlds of coral, plants, fungi or bacteria. She works mainly with artificial materials to explore the discrepancy between our idea of nature and the reality. Her exhibited works are primarily site-specific installations, shown in rather unconventional places, such as the historical listed brewery Browar Mieszczański, in the European cultural capital Wroclaw in Poland. She has been studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Dresden with Professor Bosslet since 2013.
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