Prototype for 'Craver' - Into Nature, Bargerveen - Opening in July 31, 2021
31 July 2021 - 24 October 2021

Motors, waterproof fabric, insulation foam, aluminium, circuits, controller, cables, water

Photo: robin watkins

Swedish artist Nina Canell has developed an ambiguous encounter for Into Nature. During her visit to the Bargerveen, she became intrigued by the swampy bog pools in which halfdrowned birch trees bear witness to layers of human intervention. In one of these pools, Canell has introduced a hydromorphic sculpture. Deliberately conflating the fields of animatronic mimicry with fossil fuel maintenance technologies, it is a hybrid that derives from two different fields of abiotic engineering.