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LANDSCAPE INVESTIGATION: Artist Talk with Nadine Baldow

Artist Talk with Nadine Baldow
LANDSCAPE INVESTIGATION – a landscape’s essence unfolds through your gaze; it mirrors what you carry within.

In-person event
Saturday April 27th, 2024, 1-3pm
Eastern Edge Studios


“A landscape’s essence unfolds through your gaze; it mirrors what you carry within.”

Nadine Baldow, Newfoundland, St. John’s, 2024

When we interact with landscapes, whether they’re pristine natural environments, an altered territory marked by radiation and evacuation, or urban settings, our perception is deeply influenced by our internal thoughts, emotions, and experiences.

Moreover, our personal narratives become intertwined with the landscapes we encounter. We bring our background into every scene we observe.

Luckily, I am not a scientist and I can embrace the interplay between self and landscape as the essence of my work.

I invite you to delve into two significant journeys that have profoundly influenced my understanding of “nature”:

1.) Earlier this year, I spent one month in Hirono, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, near the “Difficult To Return” Area, creating a site-specific sculpture. Engaging with locals, conducting interviews, research, and several fieldtrips to a landscape that has been marked by radiation and evacuation informed my work deeply.

2.) In the summer of 2022, my practice as an artist was informed by the self-experiment of working as a shepherdess with a freely moving flock near the – at that time – conflicted border to Belarus. During this summer, I buried two sheep, admired the biodiversity of rich sandy pastures, raised an orphaned lamb with cow’s milk, and got confronted with myself in a way that I could not have foreseen. These experiences established a strong emotional connection with the flock and place.

Following the talk, you are welcome to explore my studio space, where I will share my discoveries from my Landscape Investigation Newfoundland project.

Join me in exploring the interplay between self and landscape, and how these encounters shape our understanding of ourselves and the world around us.

Times and Locations

April 27, 2024

1:00 pm

72 Harbour Drive