HYPERNATURAL by Natalie Avigdor (Israel)
Opening reception: 13 May 2016, Friday, 7pm - 9pm
Exhibition Dates: 14 - 15May 2016. Saturday& Sunday, 12pm – 6pm
INSTINC, 12 Eu Tong Sen Street, #04-163,
soho2@central, Singapore 059819
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Singapore – INSTINC SOHO presents HYPERNATURAL, showcasing video, drawings and prints by our INSTINC AIR Natalie Avigdor (Israel).
People evolve and develop great technology, using resources out of nature. The urban environments drive out the natural habitants (animals and plants) because they transform the original milieu.
What happens when human factor is absent? Will artificial structures and man made technology start a relationship of their own?
Today there are two main approaches to this question:
1. A positive approach; Stating that mankind will through technological evolution create solutions that will cure and maintain an ecological balance in the post industrial era.
An example for this are the ECO trees in Singapore\'s Gardens by The Bay:
A man-made mechanical forest consisting 18 supertrees that act as vertical gardens, generating solar power, acting as air venting ducts for nearby conservatories, and collecting rainwater.
This is also the approach many trans-humanists share when using technology to extend the abilities of human.
2. A negative approach; This approach is more dystopical, and it recognize the fact that earth will still remain long after mankind has terminated.
About NATALIE AVIGDOR- Natalie graduated from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem with a B.A, fine arts in 2016. Prior to that, she had been awarded a number of awards and fellowships, including the SAS international photo challenge as the runner up in 2013. She has had numerous solo exhibitions and group exhibitions since 2012 in various countries, including Sweden, USA and Israel. Her works are varied and includes paintings, performance and video.