Habitats in transitionmehr
The theme of this work is the dissolution of the spaces we are accustomed to; the experience of human vulnerability and the vitality of the wounded co-nature.
"Natura corporum" (The Essence of Bodies) tells of our living spaces on a large and small scale, the Anthropocene and our home. The work is about the inside and the outside, the real and the virtual and the private as well as the public.
Not only with the Corona pandemic have the contours of these spaces become increasingly blurred: While the privatisation of public space is increasing, the intimacy of private space tends to dissolve due to streaming from the living room. At the same time, we feel the fragility of our own corporeality, for after all, it is our life-sustaining breath that has become life-threatening.
The series of works comprises four individual pieces. The choice of composition as a means of aesthetic expression allows the simultaneity of the different spaces to be visually represented.
In the work Natura corporum I the actually protective glass pane is shattered. The impact at the level of the upper sparrow (Domus passer) thus also questions the contours of the work body itself. The broken glass conveys a dynamic, a kind of explosive force of nature and at the same time refers to man's problematic building activities.
Natura corporum II contains seeds of birch (Betula pendula) between the covering glass and the print, thus connecting the different spheres in a very real way, as does Natura corporum IV, which additionally contains fluff of young sparrows.