Biophilia
Jan 21
Jan 30 2022
exhibition in-person

Mad Cutter’s founder, Nathalie Kraemer, explores biophilia using the traditional artform of paper cutting. “Biophilia” is a term coined by psychoanalyst Erich Fromm who depicts humans innate tendency to seek connections with nature and other forms of life. With advancements in digital technology, human connectivity should be at an all time high but we discovered through the global experience of the pandemic lockdown how crucial it is to socialize in person and go outside into nature for our mental health and physical well-being.

Inspired by her recent trip to the Yucatan, Nathalie implements the Mexican jungle and animals in her pensive showcases by combining paper cutouts, real plants, and light to create impactful shadow art.*

Hand-cutting three installations for the fine dining restaurant Ration: Beverley, Nathalie is juxtaposing our addiction to technological gadgets with our biological urge for human touch and Mother Nature. The exhibition will be free to attend from January 21-30 from 9am-9pm with an opportunity to buy the artist’s work on location.

*One of the installations will be interactive to the public.

Participants

Mad Cutter (Nathalie Kraemer), Alok Ghosh

Accessibility

Who should visitors contact with questions regarding accessibility?
For General Questions
Is this venue accessible by wheelchair or similar mobility devices? This includes access to washrooms and all aspects of programming/events.
Yes
Can people get to the venue using accessible transit?
Yes
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Human Connection (paper cutout by hand, 2020)
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Queen Bee (paper cutout by hand, 2020)
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Mushrooms (paper cutout by hand, 2021)
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Mad Cutter at work