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  • opening June 25th
    exhibition

    'idea of a tree' in Chicago
    "exploring the idea of nature in design as a multifaceted engagement with landscape, materials, technology, and traditional ways of making"

    Art Institute of Chicago

  • on show till December 31st
    exhibition

    the exhibition "Forms of drinking" shows the glass as a design theme and an object of everyday life.
    Our project 'Access' is a set of six drinking glasses, confronting people with the global distribution of clean drinking water.

    Punta Conterie / Murano

  • March 27th - Nov. 6th 2022
    exhibition

    'LeveL' in the exhibition
    "the new human" at the Große Kunstschau Worpswede

    Worpswede Museum

  • ongoing
    exhibition

    we had the pleasure to co-curate the new MAK Design Lab at the Museum of applied Arts in Vienna. Within the permanent exhibition one can find as well a few of our projects like 'the idea of a tree', 'limited moths' or 'LeveL

    MAK Design Lab

embodied nature

an interactive installation to nurture
our sensibility to the living world

  • year 2021

  • categories artistic research
    Kinetic & 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 emphasize the equality of their roles in the ecosystem.
When visitors approach 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

 

background information about the species and their interconnections:
here

or by clicking on the praying mantis

 

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

documentation of the making-of process

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