Free as a bird - Heimler and Proc
August 4 - 26
Opening 6pm Wednesday 4 August
Where does modern humanity fit in with the natural world? We are more and more an urban culture
and to many the natural environment of mountains and forests are only infrequently visited. In this series
Heimler and Proc reflect on our relationship with nature. Human figures are stripped of their protective
garments and pose naked in the bush, together with fauna as it is most loved by New Zealanders,
our native birds. The figures sometimes look comfortable in their surroundings, sometimes less so.
We are asked to see ourselves as part of the animal world and to think about how humans today relate
and connect themselves to the natural world.