news
  • Dec. 01st - Dec. 05th 2021
    new project

    Design Miami: our new installation "embodied nature" commissioned by Maison Perrier-Jouët will be unveiled!
    An artistic experience to nurture sensibility to the living world

    Design Miami / 2021

  • Nov. 11th - Nov. 14th 2021
    curiosity cloud

    an updated "curiosity cloud" for Maison Perrier Jouët is on show at the 8th West Bund Art & Design fair in Shanghai. We are very happy that our collaboration with Perrier Jouët continues and insects flutter again at West Bund Art Center:
    2555 Long Teng Avenue, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China

    Westbund

  • Oct. 22nd - Oct. 31st 2021
    new project

    DESIGN ART TOKYO: First stop of our new collaboration 'I am Nature'with maison Perrier Jouet dealing about biodiversity.
    to be shown at Gyre.Food

    Design Art Tokyo

  • June 12th - Jan 9th 2022
    exhibition

    Our commissioned 'riparian cloud' is on show at the "Heimaten" exhibition at the MK&G Hamburg. The exhibition is curated by Amelie Klein

    MK&G Hamburg

  • Nov. 4th - Dec. 12th 2021
    exhibition

    "MADE IN: Crafts — Design Narratives", a Travelling Exhibition stops in Schneeberg Germany including our project 'ratio' executed in collaboration with the stonemason Beno Ogrin.

    Schneeberg

  • ongoing
    exhibition

    we had the pleasure to co-curate the new MAK Design Lab at the Museum of applied Arts in Vienna

    MAK Design Lab

embodied nature

an interactive installation to nurture our sensibility to the living world

  • year 2021

  • categories curating, research and staging
    Kinetic and Interactive Installations

  • commissioned by

    Maison Perrier-Jouët

embodied nature for Maison Perrier Jouët at Design Miami 2021

embodied nature invites us to regard all species, including mankind, as forming part of a whole, and to reflect on the importance of understanding this interconnectedness. More than 100 global species are represented, all on the same scale,  to emphasise the equality of their roles in the ecosystem.
When a visitor approaches the work, they see themselves as if in a mirror – except that, instead of their reflection, what appears before them is an image of nature in all its diversity. The silhouette is composed of various species, which evokes a cognitive self-awareness that each of us is a part of nature.

embodied nature is thus an individual experience with a collective reality. This interactive installation is both a creative work and an emotional experience: art evokes an emotional response that can trigger deeper understanding and awareness. The artistic vision is in line with the commitment of Maison Perrier-Jouët. To nurture a sense of belonging to nature, to have a positive impact on the ecosystem, to implement a savoir-faire inspired by the living world – these priorities are at the heart of the House’s thinking and action now and in the future.

more than 100 artistic representations of species from all over the world are suspended in the space and displayed in “cabinet de curiosités”

detail of various species in the shelf

video of the installation at Design Miami

metal species in front of the overview map

looking at the connections of the species, image credit: VM groupe

find here the digitalized overview map with all information about the connection between the species

https://mischertraxler.com/embodied-nature/#

detail of the mesh vanilla

detail of the sea urchin, image credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

an individual experience with a collective reality

visitor interacting with the installation

detail of the animation

detail of the animation

working on video of embodied nature

paper models for the mesh species

  • material:

    oak shelf, painted metal mesh, carbon rods, projector, screen, depth cameras, loudspeaker, computer

  • digital technology

    3D- tracking , real-time animation

     

  • dimensions

    1000 x 600 x 350 cm

  • electrotechnical development

    Simon Laburda (DKIA), Aryan, Marlen Jachek

  • team

    Katharina Mischer, Thomas Traxler, Sophia Stoewer, Florian Semlitsch, Johanna Dubrusskin, Dimitrije Andrijevic, Christoph Heidebrecht