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IN VIVO | the nature of nature

IN VIVO | the nature of nature

Eddo Hartmann

The Collective Landscape (2018)

Eddo Hartmann focuses his lens on several university research groups that examine the Dutch landscape, each from their respective discipline. Population growth and climate change emphasise the need for more green energy through wind and solar parks. Agriculture urgently needs to become more sustainable, new nature reserves must counteract the decline of biodiversity. Yet changes also bring resistance. The small country of the Netherlands is under severe pressure, in a field of tension between the values of collective heritage and those of the future. Hartmann followed, among others, the research groups of Henk Folmer (environment-economy/agricultural diversity) and Han Olff (ecosystems/nature-inclusive agriculture).

The work is commissioned by the University of Groningen (RUG) and Noorderlicht | House of Photography. This is the second edition of a long-term collaboration between the RUG and Noorderlicht, in which a different research field is photographically portrayed each year. A preview of Hartmann’s work in progress is presented during IN VIVO.


Eddo Hartmann (Netherlands, 1973) studied at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague. ‘Hier Woont Mijn Huis’ from 2012 was a personal photobook about his parental home. At the beginning of 2018, he presented Setting The Stage – North Korea, as an exhibition in Huis Marseille and as a photobook. His work is held in various collections and has been exhibited in numerous museums, such as SEMA in Seoul, Museum Guislain in Ghent and The Lumiere Brothers in Moscow.