Aproximações entre o humano e a paisagem, explorando sequelas físicas e psíquicas provocadas pelo trabalho no campo, tem sido um tema recorrente nos projetos de Nickerson. Na nova série aambiguidade do título, “Terreno”, parece acentuar a estranha delicadeza desses momentos nos quais a figura humana forma um só corpo com “uma natureza” que estrutura e equilibra precariamente em sua rotina terrena.


TERRAIN is Jackie Nickerson’s new work in progress. It is about people in the landscape, how we change the world we inhabit at every moment of our being human, and how, for better and for worse, the habitus that we make, in turn, changes who we are.

People and landscapes in TERRAIN intertwine and co-exist at that moment which is central to the moil of the human race – the cultivation of crops and the turning of raw materials into something made. The effects of these physical and chemical processes on the material world are seen as almost alchemical effects on the humans whose labour enables the pure sorcery of industry.