The artists recount their three-week residency on Rabbit Island, a small, uninhabited islet on Lake Superior (Michigan). During their time there, they reflected on a new form of coexistence between Nature and humankind.
Martin Schick and Mirko Winkel ask themselves (and us): What is at the center of it all if not the human? What can we learn from plants? Who is Bruno Latour again? A slide show presents all the non-human entities they encountered on the island. Then they summon a sort of Parliament for Nature. Who will represent air? Who will defend the beetles’ point of view? Who will speak out for the stage? This gives way to a discussion about ethical, moral and egalitarian questions.
Concept and interpretation Martin Schick, Mirko Winkel, Nature
Supported by the Office Fédéral de la Culture
Presented with the support of Pro Helvetia