|This year (2014) we are proud to present Urnaturs first project and “artist in residence”
– the dormouse nest – by Hannes Wingate
We believe that art is one way of strenghtening peoples experience of nature.
“Wingate sees the nest as a symbol of the individuals power to both decide what it needs and wants to create, based on a deep relationship and understanding of the land. Using the nesting process of birds as a creative strategy. Found materials, the discarded, flimsy and valueless, are fused together to create structure, space and often beauty. The making of the nest connects its maker and user to the land where it was made. As such it is a strategy to connect to nature and to places in much the same way as we have created shelter and homes for most of history. In the increasingly disconnected and abstract world this strategy or effect becomes in many ways more important than the object itself.
Hannes Wingate believes that being connected to nature changes us and lays a foundation upon which we make better decisions.
The nest symbolizes the basic needs: proximity, sense of context and creativity. It raises memories of being a child or in many cases living more simply or closer to the land.”
Do you want to be our next artist in (Ur)nature?
Perhaps you have something in mind that you would like to contribute or share ?
Write an email with your idea and with some references of things you have made earlier.
Accommodation and facilities
When to apply