Christy Gast will have three videos on view at Médiathèque du Fonds d’art contemporain in Geneva, Switzerland. The exhibition, “belong and observe”, features work that Gast created in Tierra del Fuego with the research collective Ensayos. From Tierra del Fuego to South Africa by way of Germany, “belong and observe” – or how to belong to the world while being capable of observing it – presents a selection of works which question the links between living beings and their territories. The exhibition takes as its basis the animal films of the biologist and director Jean Painlevé (1902-1989), which overlay a didactic argument on surprisingly modern images. The works of other artists display the over-use of natural resources, and the impact of human activities on fauna, flora, and landscapes.
For more information about the exhibition please visit the Médiathèque du Fonds d’art contemporain website : http://institutions.ville-geneve.ch/fr/fmac/mediatheque/evenements/en-cours/belong-and-observe/