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Arty Friday Sheds: Alter Nature: The Unnatural Animal

Sheds always inspire artists and this exhibition they have used a floating shed – I never admit to understand modern art, but I do know what I like – anything with sheds in.

January 29, 2011 – May 1, 2011
Revital Cohen (IL)
Tuur Van Balen (B)

Alter Nature: The Unnatural Animal

Alter Nature: The Unnatural Animal takes you on a journey into the world of two critical designers, Tuur Van Balen and Revital Cohen.

Against the backdrop of progress in bioscience and technology, Van Balen and Cohen create critical design objects and installations. Their work plays into and speculates on the changing behaviours, norms and values that will potentially guide our (social) lives in a biological revolutionary era.

By extrapolating and interpreting specific social situations, habits and rituals and the way in which science and technology (can) play into these, their work demonstrates a thorough and researched reflection on our current society.

In Alter Nature: The Unnatural Animal, both designers exhibit three of their works. On the ground floor of each space, two recent works are on display. Above, in the hanging sheds, one can find research work-in-progress installations commissioned by Z33.

The floating spaces reference the playfulness of tree houses, the uncanniness of domestic homes flying in a hurricane, and the experimental nature of Do-It-Yourself bio garden sheds. Van Balen and Cohen invite the visitor to step into their alter-worlds, a space

In Alter Nature: The Unnatural Animal, both designers exhibit three of their works. On the ground floor of each space, two recent works are on display. Above, in the hanging sheds, one can find research work-in-progress installations commissioned by Z33.

The floating spaces reference the playfulness of tree houses, the uncanniness of domestic homes flying in a hurricane, and the experimental nature of Do-It-Yourself bio garden sheds. Van Balen and Cohen invite the visitor to step into their alter-worlds, a space with its own logic; strange at first, but somewhere recognisable.

photo credits for the pictures of the shed/ exhibition space on flickr
Alter Nature: The Unnatural Animal, photo: Kristof Vrancken / Z33

By Andrew Wilcox

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Founder & judge of Shed of the year - Wilco writes mainly about sheds.

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