Questions about the relationship between humans and nature, and the impact of our actions on biodiversity and the landscape, are central to the RE___GIO project by the Belgian artist Gert Robijns. His landscape research RE___GIO focuses on the changing landscape of the Meuse-Rhine Euregion, in the middle of which Wijlre is located. With his nomadic installation Reset Mobile, a land marker made of parachute fabric that can be installed as a tent, Robijns visited locations in the region in the summer and autumn of 2023 where the impact of human intervention in the landscape causes tension. At mines and quarries, intensive agricultural locations, but also nature development projects such as the Maas Valley, the Reset Mobile functioned as a meeting and exchange place for the public and landscape experts. In the exhibition in the Koetshuis, Robijns combines different aspects of his artistic research, such as a film about the Mobile's journey, and more subjective elaborations in a series of drawings.
With thanks to: Cultuurfonds