Nature, post-nature is a collaborative exhibition by Jessye Wdowin-McGregor and Ren Gregorčič that responds to the phenomenon of ‘post-natural’ landscapes; marginal sites in which a distinct overlap between urban development and rural wilderness occurs, such as at the edges of cities, in the gaps between factories, under freeways and bordering railways.
Running counter to traditional definitions of nature, post-natural landscapes are commonly described as unremarkable, mundane places without legitimate claims to being natural and as such are relegated to the peripheries of vision and attention. Although often overlooked, these landscapes are important ecologies that reflect the ability of the natural world to counterbalance the disruption of environmental systems caused by human activity.
With an emphasis on light and shadow, built and natural forms and the persistence of flora and fauna in ever restless urban spaces, nature, post-natureexplores the commingling of human and non-human narratives that occur in the post-natural landscape. The exhibition is an experiential device created by the artists for observing the phenomenology of the post-natural, where a sense of ecological equilibrium can be understood.