zaterdag 21 maart 2009

Hartmut Stockter

The German artist Hartmut Stockter creates peculiar inventions – works that stage the human fascination of nature. They articulate a loss of nature, while simultaniously offering concrete tools to rediscover it.
One example is the work Plant Backpack. A backpack contains an oxygen mask, transferring fresh oxygen from the plants to the carrier, when walking around in the poluted air of the urban space. Or an earlier work, Listening to Birdsteps, where the spectator with a stethoscope is able to listen to birdsteps in a bird house. An example of how subtle his works can be.

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