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Tiziana Krüger, Linus Clostermann
Flora Fauna Aura
In the exhibition Flora Fauna Aura, the works of Tiziana Krüger and Linus Clostermann connect in different ways both symbiotically and parasitically to the exhibition space. The partially site-specific installations by the two artists refer to observations of landscape and urban space and explore the interrelationships that take place between non-human organisms and man-made architectures. In this context, Tiziana Krüger and Linus Clostermann also examine the seemingly contradictory relationship between artificial, industrially produced materials and forms, which are modeled after living and growing organisms. New hybrid life forms emerge that are inhabitants of a place and are at the same time, extensions of its architecture. They complement existing structures with new connections and barriers and grow together into fragments of a mysterious landscape. soft defence is a multi-part floor sculpture made of ceramic. The work refers to industrially manufactured metal spikes that are used to provide extra defense for walls and fences against intruders. The ceramic segments of the floor sculpture are modeled after these barbed wire-like construction elements. The fragile materiality and chain-like arrangement in the room create a new organic form, reminiscent of a spinal column or the exoskeleton of an arthropod. imitations is an installation whose components appear at first glance to be massive, enlarged versions of thorn plants. In their original state, the thorns on the branches of the plants serve as protection against predators. As dense undergrowth, the plants create natural barriers in the landscape, making certain areas inaccessible and thus providing shelter for smaller organisms. However, when transformed into man-made, malleable material, they lose these properties. They become objects consisting of a fine, elastic skin with cavities inside. What remains are empty shells of synthetics that provide a shaded imitation of a landscape while a silhouette of their defensive properties is preserved. nest is a series of sculptures about the appropriation of new habitats by alien organisms. The objects are adapted to corners, angles, and protrusions in space. There they become inhabitants of the place and at the same time fit into the existing architecture.The series has been ongoing since 2019 and has been divided into three generations so far. Like an evolutionary process, with each new generation, objects emerge whose forms are further developed and adapted to their surroundings.
Linus Clostermann, Caitlyn Shea