PhD student Rikke Luther contributes with art works at this year's Göteborg International Biennal for Contomporary Art titled 'Part of the Labyrinth' and curated by Lisa Rosendahl.
'Part of the Labyrinth' runs until November 17. For more info please visit the biennial's website: http://gibca.se/index.php
Rikke Luther at Göteborg International Biennal for Contomporary Art:
In her work, Rikke Luther explores how various interactive systems such as language, politics, law, and economics influence the way we relate to the natural world. Her latest series of artworks deals with the extraction of sand, one of our era’s greatest environmental threats and a fundamental component in the production of both concrete and digital technologies. Luther’s work illustrates how the philosophical, scientific, and legal systems that separate nature from culture are preconditions for the industrial extraction of the raw materials on which the expansion of urbanized society depends. In its wake, the habitats of many of the organisms at the foundation of the food chain are being undermined. Göteborgs Konsthall GIBCA is also screening the film Concrete Nature, in which Luther explores concrete’s political and aesthetic history in relation to modernist architecture.