MODERN NATURALISM
MODERN NATURALISM
Endless Form / Endless Species
Pigeon of Paradise
Zootopia
Gut Reactor
Oestrous Orchid
Fixie Foxhunting
Unipure Farms
Mycelium
Running




Monotremata prunum
Artiodactyla optime
Carnivora revibro
Columbidae paradisaeidae
Strigiformes lampyridae
Hygrocybe domesticus
Lycoperdon domesticus
Trametes domesticus
Orchidaceae sanguinalis
Vulpes vulpes
Orchidaceae sanguinalis

ENDLESS FORM / ENDLESS SPECIES
EXPLORATIONS IN AN EVOLUTIONARY DEVELOPMENT PARK


PIGEON OF PARADISE
INTERNATIONAL ZOOLOGICAL DIPLOMACY
Pigeons have been bred through artificial selection by humans for more than 3000 years. The physical variation within Pigeon breeds is greater than any other species of bird and was the basis for Darwin’s theory of Natural Selection. Pigeons are present on every continent but Antartica.
Birds of Paradise are the result of millions of years of almost purely sexual selection. Their physical and behavioral adaptations are unique amongst all birds. They are endemic to New Guinea, parts of Australia, and live no where else on Earth.
ZOOTOPIA
A SOLUTION FOR URBAN LIGHT POLLUTION


GUT REACTOR
WHAT DOES THE FUNGUS KNOW?


ESTROUS ORCHID
A BOTANICAL INVESTIGATION


FIXIE FOXHUNTING
A REPORT ON EMERGING SPORTS


UNIPURE FARMS
DOMESTICATING THE MYTHOLOGICAL


MODERN NATURALISM
BIOLOCICAL DESIGN BY KATHRYN FLEMING
Kathryn Fleming is a multidisciplinary designer exploring the intersections of science, art and technology. After working as a product designer in the furniture and footwear industries, she now seeks to explore the narratives humans use to understand other forms of life by drawing on her deep interest in natural history and storytelling. Spanning mythology to contemporary biology, her work employs the art and craft of taxidermy as a method to prototype new organisms and to create a picture of reality which conflates the potential of science with the possibilities of fiction. Her biological models and designed interactions aim to question the cultural institutions through which humans interact with animals, and speculate about the future potential of human and animal evolution. Fleming holds a bachelor's degree from the Rhode Island School of Design and a master's degree in Design Interactions from the Royal College of Art.
EXHBITIONS


NEXT BRAVE NEW WORLD
LONDON, UK 21/08/2014 – 16/09/2014
Arebyte Gallery

TEST LAB: THE GRADUATION EDITION
ROTTERDAM, NL 7/10/2014
V2 - Institute for the Unstable Media

SHOW RCA
LONDON, UK 14/06/2014 - 28/06/2014
Royal College of Art
TALKS + EVENTS


NEXT BRAVE NEW WORLD - DINNER & DISCUSSION
LONDON, UK 8/20/2014
Arebyte Gallery & The Yard Theatre

TEST LAB: THE GRADUATION EDITION
ROTTERDAM, NL 10/07/2014
V2 - Institute for the Unstable Media

RCA GRADUATION SHOW INDUSTRY NIGHT
LONDON, UK 6/25/2014
Royal College of Art

TAXIDERMY WORKSHOP
OXFORD, UK 5/17/2014
Oxford University Museum of Natural History

DESIGNING DRAGONS:
TAXIDERMY AS A TOOL FOR REIMAGINING NATURE
LONDON, UK 5/07/2014
Royal College of Art, Design Interactions Lecture Series
NEWS
UPDATES AND NEWS FROM MODERN NATURALISM
DESIGN INDABA 2015
Kathryn Fleming at Design Indaba Graduate Pecha Kucha
19/02/2015
Kathryn Fleming is talking about her work and the potentials of technology in natural evolution at this years Design Indaba Conference. She was invited to Cape Town, South Africa along with 7 other recent graduates from all over the world.

You can get more info on the Design Indaba website.
V2 Test_Lab: Graduation Edition
Endless Forms / Endless Species exhibited and presented at V2 in Rotterdam
02/07/2014
"Test_Lab takes a close look at a selection of outstanding art and design work created by young artists and designers graduating in emerging arts across Europe."

Kathryn Fleming will exhibit and present her most recent project ENDLESS FORMS / ENDLESS SPECIES at this years V2 Test_Lab: Graduation Edition in Rotterdam, NL.

For more details visit their website.
CONTACT
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MODERN NATURALISM


Kathryn Fleming

katie@modernnaturalism.com

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