Sculpture, graphics, illustration & photography
(2010 – 2011)
This series of sculptures explores possible forms of co-habitation between humans and wild animals in the city of the future. The proposals range from parasitical forms of architecture, to sanctuaries for forgotten species to services with a symbiotic nature. The installations are intended to be used by the wild animals and have been planned in a dialogue with animal experts and scientists. However, it is the new perspective on the wild animal and a narration about an alternative society that stands at the core of the work.
Berlin Wild Life is a winning project from the open call »Call for Future« by Über Lebenskunst initiative from HKW House of World Cultures Berlin and the German Federal Cultural Foundation. Collaborative project with Michiko Nitta.
— Installations —
Spa for Fish Fish in urban areas have to endure a lot: sports- and recreational boats of all sizes and tons of rubbish that are tossed into the floods. Concreted river banks are causing an extra stress level. High current velocities make it hard for smaller fish to engage in their family planning. Wouldn’t it be fair, if in return, we would offer them a recreational space? Anodised aluminium structure, high-sea floats, fluorescent latex, acrylic, LED-lights, solar modules. Dimensions: app. 0,50 m x 2 m long x 1,50 m.
Parasitic Architecture for Raccoons Housing area for raccoons to be attached to existing buildings; a meta-city for this migrant animal species. Materials: Hot-dip galvanised steel, powder coating, pinewood poles, crow seed bombs, string. Dimensions: app. 3 m x 1,50 m x 1,50 m.
Service Crows A meeting point to foster an alliance with the corvids and use their natural behaviour for subversive gardening strategies. Handed tasty seed-bombs with the mission to dispose of them, the crows create blooming trails in the concrete jungle. Service crows adds a new beastly side to guerilla gardening. Materials: Hot-dip galvanised steel, powder coating, pinewood poles, crow seed bombs, string. Dimensions: app. 3 m x ca. 1,50 m x 1,50.