Arrested Time & the Fragility of Being
Astrid van Nimwegen's film and video-art projects explores in a slow, observant way the animal-human relationship and how we share spaces with domesticated companions. Through duration, repetition and stillness she creates an attentive mode of looking, to connect with renewed attention on an instinctive and intuitive level beyond logocentric understanding. There is a thin line between caring for animals, nature and each other and the violence with which that care ends through human domination and the usurped right to kill. Her work stems from a personal deep lonesomeness with which she observes the world around her. With her video installations she builds space for universal emotions that can be felt by all of us if we dare to be vulnerable.
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