As nature sweeps over the relics left behind from the oil age, will it pause to toy with certain objects? After-all aircraft are a great symbol of our willingness to put comfort and convenience ahead of conservation and sustainability..
From September 13 to 15, 2019, the first URBAN NATION Biennale “ROBOTS AND RELICS: UNMANNED” transformed the space under the U-Bahn high line at Bülowstraße into a time capsule encapsulating both the origins and the distant future of cities. Curated by URBAN NATION director Yasha Young, a cooperation with 27 renowned artists has resulted in a unique, walk-in work of art of more than 100 meters in length.
In a Gesamtkunstwerk or total work of art a multitude of scenarios range from a ruined city to unpopulated natural spaces, such as forests, seas, jungles or deserts. Installations, interactive sculptures and live performances afford the visitors a glimpse of diverse worlds while challenging every last one of their senses. The artworks take their cue from the 17 goals of sustainable development formulated by the United Nations.
Coderch & Malavia
Julien de Casabianca
Filthy Luker & Pedro Estrellas
Rocco and his Brothers
I’ve only included images of my own work because i couldn’t post enough to show how good the event was.
You can get a good overview from this video.
I was fortunate to be able to set up a temporary studio in a spare space at the nightclub Griessmühle. Photographer Nika Kramer took some great photos while we were there.
I had a Great time working and exploring in Berlin, I owe many thanks to Yasha Young and everyone at Urban Nation & YAP for making the project happen. Thanks to everyone at Griessmühle for making me feel so welcome and huge thanks to Holger Schelsky for all the help.