The Sculptures on Human–Nature–Relationships emerged during my first two semesters in Art & Science and are rooting in our cooperation with doctoral students from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, who focused their theses on environmental issues. Sketches and a video that tried to visualize their typology led me to my own reflections on the issue and resulted in the creation of six sculptures. The piece was exhibited from June 23rd – 27th 2014 at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna during “BIOSPHERE n+1”, the final event of the DokNE–Art & Science cooperation.
During my process of artistic research the idea of modeling a certain behavior that comes to the surface when humans deal with a specific counterpart, began to shape. One either consciously chooses or is piled into a certain mannerism when it comes to relationships. This behavior changes and forms itself permanently over time or radically when confronted with specific or exceptional situations.
Concerning the relationships between humans and nature, the focus was set on the role(s) one takes up in this respect:
Grasping or defining the various relationships humans have to nature is an infinite task. This is why those descriptions are not complete on their own but one way of viewing the different attitudes in Human-Nature Relationships.