Postnaturalia

Postnaturalia is a complex sculptural installation made by Krištof Kintera, with the collaboration of Richard Wiesner and Rastislav Juhás, for Collezione Maramotti in Reggio Emilia.

Krištof Kintera, Datalia Immanis, 2016/2017, mixed media, 25 x 67 x 60 cm
Postnaturalia is a complex sculptural installation made by Krištof Kintera, with the collaboration of Richard Wiesner and Rastislav Juhás, for Collezione Maramotti. Its title speaks for itself: the scenario in which our daily experience is inscribed both as individuals and as a community does not belong to the natural world any longer. In the so-called “copper age”, based on the transmission of energy and information, nature is compared by Kintera to a huge nervous system; for this reason as well, his project is grafted in different spaces of the Collection as a living organism would do.
Krištof Kintera, Datalia Immanis, 2016/2017, mixed media, 25 x 67 x 60 cm
Top: Krištof Kintera, Datalia Immanis , 2016/2017, mixed media, 25 x 67 x 60 cm. Above: Krištof Kintera, Postnaturalia , 2016. mixed media, dimensioni variabili, dettaglio
First of all, Nature is recreated and regenerated in the space called Laboratorio dell’artista/Artist’s Laboratory . Images, photographs, notes and sketches on the walls, electric and electronic waste materials, stills, lamps, chemical substances, are all items and tools of the trade which become generative elements of a new natural beauty for the artist. A series of videos are also conveying Kinteras’ real sounds and work processes taking place in his Prague’s studio.
Krištof Kintera, Evolution Revision, 2015/2016, mixed media, 110x90x70cm. © Krištof Kintera
Krištof Kintera, Evolution Revision , 2015/2016, mixed media, 110x90x70cm. © Krištof Kintera
By taking as a model the scientist’s old approaches and his prototypes (scale models and herbariums held in display cases in the workshop), new kinds of plants are grown, classified and sown in a wide para-vegetal nervous system finding its place in a second room in the Collection. The Systemus Postnaturalis presents an artificial carpet of plants growing through an intricate mesh of copper roots: three islands are joined together through pathways that visitors can experience directly. The light fostering its growth is also artificially steered through the space.
Krištof Kintera, Progetto per il “Systemus Postnaturalis” nella Sala Nord della Collezione Maramotti, 2016. © Krištof Kintera
Krištof Kintera, Project for the Systemus Postnaturalis in the North Room of Collezione Maramotti, 2016. © Krištof Kintera

19 March – 30 June 2017
Krištof Kintera. Postnaturalia
Collezione Maramotti
via Fratelli Cervi 66, Reggio Emilia

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