During her residency at Fonderie Darling, Justine Blau will pursue her research into the topic of solastalgia, or the psychic or existential distress of certain individuals faced with the destruction of the natural world. Through collaborative work in the form of recordings, photographs and videos, she will interrogate different conceptions of nature that exist outside of the Western dogma of modernity, as they relate to the subjects of genesis and animacy inherent to Indigenous worldviews. Arriving in Quebec at a moment where the impact of climate change is deeply felt, she wonders about the impact of recent forest fires on the landscapes and the stories that are embedded in the land. She asks: what do we do when landscapes leave us ?
Residency programme run by Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg