Plot, Protagonist & 11 Möglichkeiten, 2016

Pencil, ink, watercolor, gouache, acrylic, marker on paper
100 x 70 cm

Projection of two photographs, loop, color, black and white

11 Möglichkeiten
Pencil, ink, watercolor, gouache, acrylic, marker on paper
22.5 x 29 cm

Overall dimensions vary with each installation.

The onset of the work titled “Plot, Protagonist & 11 Möglichkeiten” was initially inspired by the news coverage of National Geographic Magazine on a large-scale fire in Southern California in the summer of 2016, in which approximately 179 km2 of land were destroyed in the short period of roughly two weeks. The ambiguousness of the meaning of the term “large-scale fire” (“Flächenbrand”) and the event being linked to other disturbances were in the center of attention. I eventually noticed that the majority of the articles in the magazine - regardless of the overall topic of the issues - all exhibit a lyrical momentum, which again encourages the artistic discussion of various topics. On the premise of said background lies the foundation of this study, which focuses on issues such as migration, the extinction of species, climate change, atom energy, astronomy, as well as the position and positioning of the individual and eleven possible stances and attitudes from which to approach a current situation in the world.
Installation View, Study Award 2016
HGB Leipzig