18 September 2019 – 30 October 2019

Tree of digital life

New Environmental Imaginings

Artists: Thea Lazar, George Cringaşu, Matei Dumitriu, Andreea Braescu, Luisa Balaban. Curator: Carmen Casiuc

Tree of Digital Life. New Environmental Imagining is a group show curated by Carmen Casiuc, which brings together three installations by digital artists Thea Lazar, George Crîngaşu and Matei Dumitriu, with two concepts of environmentally sustainable design by Andreea Brăescu and Luisa Balaban. The exhibition reimagines Nature and our relationship with it from the perspective of the economical, organizational and cultural transformations ignited by the use of new technologies.

Subtitled New Environmental Imagining, the exhibition looks at the metaphor of “Tree of Life”, one sacred symbol which offered various civilizations across time a world model that considered the importance of the interconnectedness of humans with their terrestrial and cosmic environments as a meaningful resort for achieving an equilibrated living. A techo-positive orchard of Trees of Digital Life, New Environmental Imagining evokes a conceptual space at the meeting point of natural sciences, interior design, multimedia art and mythology, where the idea of natural scenery emerges as a product of the indivisible fusion between technological, biological and societal systems. As our species is finally beginning to learn that treating the environment as though it exists solely for humanity is a self-defeating habit, our perception shifts from an essentialist view of matter to one of dynamic processes which generate the conditions of fertile environments.