For this edition of MOMENTA Biennale de l’image, Berlin-based Korean artist Anne Duk Hee Jordan is presenting a vision of a hybrid future, where terrestrial and aquatic worlds interlace and scenes of complex interspecies cohabitation unfurl.
Intimacy of Strangers will eloquently portray some of the planetary connections that unite a panoply of life forms: monarch butterflies, amphibians, bacteria, fungi and crabs, to name a few. Combining the speculative flips of science fiction with the factual approach of a nature documentary, the exhibition will evoke the diversity and fluidity of existences from a perspective of community and interspecies equity. The artist thus nourishes our hope for harmonious coexistence and a “becoming-with” on a damaged planet.
About the artist
Born in Korea, Anne Duk Hee Jordan today lives in Germany. Through her practice, she explores the close relationships that are maintained between humans and non-humans. Fascinated by marine life, technology, sexuality, nutrition and ecology, she creates installations in which organic materials are merged with robotic entities, so as to prompt us to think about the sociopolitical issues surrounding the animate and inanimate.
Credits and curatorial team
An exhibition presented by MOMENTA Biennale de l’image and produced in partnership with the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
The 17th edition of MOMENTA Biennale de l’image is curated by Stefanie Hessler, in collaboration with Camille Georgeson-Usher, Maude Johnson and Himali Singh Soin. The MMFA presentation is overseen by Mary-Dailey Desmarais, Chief Curator, MMFA.
Anne Duk Hee Jordan. Photo Anne Duk Hee Jordan