July 9, 11am-12pm Pacific time
Join MCD and Design by Time featured artist Diana Scherer for a conversation about and walk-through of her Amsterdam studio. Diana will be Zooming in from the Netherlands. Tickets on sale soon!
Diana Scherer is a visual artist living and working in Amsterdam. She was born in Lauingen Germany and studied fine art at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Her practice encompasses photography, material research, plant root-weaving, and sculpture. Over the past years, she has exhibited in several international solo and group shows. Recent shows include Hyper Rhizome Gallery Droog Amsterdam, Earth Matters; Textile Museum Tilburg, Art & Science Exhibition Tasis at the National Museum Beijing, Springtide; Photography Museum Rotterdam and Fashioned from Nature at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and Shenzhen. She published two books at Van Zoetendaal Publishers; Nurture Studies 2012 and Madchen 2015.
Scherer explores the relationship of man versus his natural environment. Through her installations, she examines the boundaries between plant culture and nature. What does “natural” mean in the Anthropocene and is man not also nature or a parasitic species on the rest of his environment? For the past few years her fascination has been focused on the dynamics of underground plant parts. She has been captivated by the root system, with its hidden, underground processes. Her long-term project Exercises in Rootsystem Domestication originated as an art project with an intuitive approach has also developed into an innovative material research. Working on this project Scherer shifts between disciplines from art to design and science. To develop the work she collaborates together with biologists and engineers.