THE NATURAL & THE MANUFACTURED 2010
August 12 to September 18, 2010
Klondike Institute of Art & Culture
Dawson City, Yukon, Canada
ODD Gallery Installation
Artist Talk & Reception: Thursday, August 12, 7pm, KIAC Ballroom
Outdoor Site-specific Installation
Artist Talk & Opening Reception:
Thursday, August 12, 7pm, KIAC Ballroom
Friday, August 13 | 7:30 PM in the KIAC Ballroom
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Artist Talks | Odd Fellows Ballroom 1:00 pm
Elfin Saddle Concert | St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 8:00pm
The Natural & the Manufactured post-exhibition essay
The Natural & The Manufactured is a unique thematic project jointly organized by the ODD Gallery and the Artist in Residence Program at the Klondike Institute of Art & Culture. Conceived as a speculative research and presentation forum, the N&M looks to the myriad ways in which we both influence and are influenced by our natural and constructed environments.
The ODD Gallery is pleased to present The Natural & The Manufactured 2010 , the sixth incarnation of our annual thematic exhibition and research project dedicated to the exploration of our cultural, economic and aesthetic conceptions of environment, locality and landscape.
Through a series of exhibitions, actions, writings, artist talks, lectures and concerts, the N&M 2010 offers a set of speculative propositions toward a new framework of regarding the ongoing barter between our reliance on natural, often fragile, ecological systems and inherent necessity of socialization.
Although extremely diverse in conception and design, the projects share a fascination with ideas of impermanence, translocality and temporal anachromism. Subverting our normalized, staid binaries of nature and culture, wilderness and constructed environment, or even organic and inorganic, the N&M 2010 projects suggest that our current locale and landscape–perhaps even our current moment–are perhaps best viewed as a near simultaneous overlapping of interests and interactions, rather than a regulated system of certainties and definitions. As such, the projects posit the Natural and Manufactured elements of life as non-static events, a dispursal, a constant negotiation. A placeless place, a timeless time, a zone where the instability of social reality can offer ideas for change, innovation, inspiration and resistance.