Imagining possible urban futures with Naturophilia

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The LAB-14 Gallery was transformed into a sculptural forest steeped in natural forms for Naturophilia (23 March-12 April 2017), an exhibition that considers how our relationship with nature could shift, in a time where human-made realities and the natural world have dissolved into one another.

With increasing urbanisation and technological advancement humanity’s connection to, and place within, the natural world is evolving. Through sculpture, painting, drawing and animation, artists Martin King and Peter Sharp reveal a new way of interpreting nature and comprehending our interventions within it.

Exclusive to opening night was King and Sharp’s collaboration with immersive media startup Phoria to create a virtual reality experience that also invited visitor contributions from the 180 or so curious minds in attendance. Pianist and composer Sam Colcheedas (in collaboration with IgniteLab) also treated guests to a live premiere performance of his piece, “A Wayward Zephyr”, specially commissioned for this event.

Terindah Estate also served up wines for tasting that explored and demonstrated the concept of terroir, complemented with food from Charcoal Lane.

Naturophilia is at the LAB-14 Gallery until 12 April 2017.
www.carltonconnect.com.au/naturophilia

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Carlton Connect’s Director of Engagement, Jacyl Shaw, opening the Naturophilia exhibition. (Photo: Cristen Teen).
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Sam Colcheedas performs A Wayward Zephyr. (Photo: Cristen Teen)
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A virtual reality experience with Phoria. (Photo: Rayyan Roslan)

 

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