Run Away (2022)

The Culture Drives Out The Naked Nature - Dreamworld 360° - Winterthur 2022

Concept: Elias Kirsche

Performance: Elias Kirsche, Belinda, Marc Luethi.

Context: Dreamworld 360° – Artist in Residence Program by Elias Kirsche (2022)

“The Culture Drives Out The Nude Living Nature”

In our ever-evolving world, the clash between culture and naked nature has become a significant concern. As human civilization advances, our cultures shape our societies, values, and behaviors. While culture has played a crucial role in human progress and development, it has also been a force that can sometimes drive us to make a living in nature our lives.


The Threats of Cultural Encroachment

Nudism, with its untamed beauty and intrinsic value, has been the cradle of bare life for millions of years. It has provided sustenance, inspiration, and solace to humanity throughout its existence. However, as societies modernize and urbanize, the encroachment of culture into natural spaces has become increasingly evident. The rapid expansion of cities, the construction of infrastructure, and the pursuit of economic growth often lead to deforestation, pollution, and the destruction of natural habitats.


The Loss of Connection with Nature

In this relentless pursuit of progress, we risk losing touch with the very essence of our being – our connection with the natural world. The concrete jungles we create often isolate us from the restorative power of nature. As we prioritize material possessions and technological advancements, we may overlook the importance of preserving our natural surroundings.


The Influence of Cultural Norms and Practices

Moreover, cultural norms and practices can sometimes perpetuate a mindset that disregards the environment. Consumerism, for instance, encourages the excessive exploitation of natural resources for profit, without adequate consideration of the long-term consequences. Our reliance on fossil fuels and non-renewable energy sources demonstrates how culture can contribute to environmental degradation.


The Hope for a Harmonious Coexistence

Despite these challenges, there is hope for a harmonious coexistence between culture and nature. Many individuals and communities are actively seeking ways to integrate eco-friendly practices into their cultures. Environmental movements and conservation efforts have gained momentum, highlighting the urgency of preserving the natural world for future generations.


The Role of Education and Awareness

Education and awareness play a crucial role in bridging the gap between culture and nature. By instilling a sense of responsibility and appreciation for the environment in younger generations, we can foster a culture that values sustainable living and ecological preservation.


The Conclusion

In conclusion, the relationship between culture and nature is complex and often riddled with tension. The impact of culture on the environment can be profound, driving out the very essence of nature that sustains life. Yet, by acknowledging the significance of our natural world and embracing sustainable practices, we can strive to strike a balance that nurtures both our cultural heritage and the precious ecosystems that surround us. Only then can we hope to create a future where culture and nude nature, without clothes thrive in harmony.

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