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Melanie Bonajo

Night Soil – Nocturnal Gardening & Manimal

Part of the Festival "The Mole Keeps on Digging. Animals / Politics / Performance"

Visual artist Melanie Bonajo’s work is shaped by her critical stance towards capitalism and her ambivalence regarding the blind celebration of progress. “Night Soil – Nocturnal Gardening” draws portraits of four women who have created communities in which they enter into intimate and sustainable relationships with their environments. They do not simply articulate a pessimist critique of civilization, but seek to establish new agreements between humans, animals, and nature. To achieve this goal, they take cues from social movements and structures of self-organization. It is for this reason that “Manimal” also bespeaks the desire for an intimate relationship with the environment.
Current Performances
Thu 28.09.2017, 18:00-22:00 / HAU2
Fri 29.09.2017, 18:00-22:00 / HAU2
Sat 30.09.2017, 18:00-22:00 / HAU2
Thu 05.10.2017, 17:00-22:00 / HAU2
Fri 06.10.2017, 17:00-22:00 / HAU2
Sun 08.10.2017, 17:00-22:00 / HAU2
Supported by the Federal Agency for Civic Education. Courtesy of AKINCI & the artist.