Dutch artist Germaine Kruip filmed satin bowerbirds in her work Aesthetics as a Way of Survival similar to my 2004 video work herethere(hide).
Her film about the bowerbird poses the question relating to the »artificial« and the »natural« in a surprisingly new way, encompassing the whole exhibition with this dichotomy. Guided by visual similarities Kruip establishes a number of connections in the exhibition between her different works. Gigantic slabs of marble with a striking grain reminiscent of ellipse-shaped bowers of the birds seem to explore the boundaries between nature and construct, between appearance and being, as indeed do Kruip’s three-dimensional mobiles that cast unexpected shadows on the wall.
Marble Untitled (2009) by Germaine Kruip is now presented in the Museum Paviljoens — Courtesy The Approach, London. Photo Gert Jan Kocken
Germaine Kruip: Only the Title Remains 21 November 2009 – 11 April 2010?? Museum De Paviljoen, The Netherlands
Apparently there is to be a one day Symposium Aesthetics as a Way of Survival 4 March 2010 with Clifford and Dawn Frith in attendance. Too good to be true? (no further details on the internet)