Vivarium is an installation of several objects which are all hybrids of nature finds and cultural relics. Thanks to the epoxy resin coating, they have each found a new entity. In that way, all this takes on an appearance of an Environment in which various living beings are bustling about — precisely, a Vivarium.
However, maybe it is at the same time a collection of trophies or relics: who wouldn't also see a sort of fetish in these bizarre combinations, whose symmetry has something of pieces of jewelry?
Whatever these objects may be, their individual parts enter into a dialogue with each other, generating a field of tension between nature and culture. Loaded with cultural and iconographic contents of meaning, they tell each viewer a wholly unique story, a story in the shape of things.
photos by Jakob Weiß