Hicham Berrada’s works are often based on his scientific understanding of chemistry, but he combines this knowledge with methods of artistic experimentation. The performance series Présage shows landscapes emerging inside a jar. By gradually adding to the water different elements, such as iron, copper and tin, in a jar with acid or alkaline mixtures, a spectacle of unknown forms unfolds. Berrada’s approach to nature is a collaborative process within which nature itself becomes creatively active. He compares his process to that of a painter, making the specific parameters of his chemical artistic practice even clearer: “Are we with or in (nature)? Are we in a dialogue with it?” (H.B.) Berrada avoids any kind of postproduction work on his videos, which for him are as much a document as an autonomous work of art.