4x6”, 94p, perfect bound
Outdoor recreational brands distribute an image of ‘Nature’ that is a world untarnished by humanity’s reach—arousing the necessity of engaging with this construct, and motivating a compulsion to conquer it.
Representing the ‘natural’ as something to overcome turns survival into a sport. These brands claim to enable us to be closer to the wilderness, but often only serve complicate the relationship between what is understood as human, and what is ‘natural’—and in doing so, affirm that the two are mutually exclusive.
This catalog details the collaborative work of Abbey Campbell and Nathaniel Grossman. It includes documentation, supplementary images, and an essay by each of the artists.