English title: Garden’s Mirror Year: 2013 Categories: Installation, art in/on buildings
Project type: 1. Projekt
The only organic vegetation in KHM campus’ main courtyard where the students mostly gather and socialize is on the rooftop of one the buildings. This wild plantation is beautiful, invisible and inaccessible. I installed two oval mirrors on the roof, facing down, to reflect the ‘garden’ up for my fellow students. At the first encounter, the mirrors themselves are also almost hidden and need to be recognized. The garden on the roof is a fast changing ecosystem and reflects a natural process, yet in my view, its (reflected) image remains an alien simulation in the school for media arts.
Bernd Voss Urs Fries
A production of the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.