a three-dimensional illustration of the amount of (first) inherent metal in specific ore
category Products and Furniture
in collaboration with
The new additional pieces within the ratio– series, called ratio-s are small desktop items such as a table-mirror and paperweights and two hanging mobiles.
Each piece consists of two main parts – the metal ore and the amount of metal which could be extracted from it. By making data tangible, the project highlights the fact that it takes a great amount of stone to turn it into a pure metal. Extracting metals requires a big amount of energy and changes a lot of landscapes. Thus, as consumers, we should properly value and appreciate the things around us and choose wisely what we need and want.
there is no small mine - extracting metals reshapes landscapes
zinc, stainless steel, copper, brass, aluminium, ores of various kinds (zinc ore, aluminium ore, copper ore & iron ore), foil
mobiles: 55 x 4 x 30 cm
mirror: 12 x 19 x 30 cm
paperweights: 4 x 25 cm
Katharina Mischer, Thomas Traxler, Monja Hirscher, Elisa Polner, Adinda Rensen