Design of a horizontal sculpture for the Futurium | Haus der Zukunft, Berlin, 2016
Special Prize of the Jury, final round Art Competition to obtain artistic designs for the Futurium, at the time of the competition: Haus der Zukunft, Berlin
The crack in the ground runs as a horizontal and processual sculpture over the two squares in front of and behind the Futurium | House of the Future. It emerges sculpturally in parts, then becomes a trace in the asphalt and runs through the building imaginarily.
The Futurium | House of the Future is being built in a time in which the catastrophic ecological and social effects of modern profit and progress are becoming more noticeable every day. In addition to the imminent climate catastrophe, the violent conflicts that are largely the result of the historically determined division of the world and the global inequalities of the progress project are escalating.
The crack in the bottom is both anticipation and retrospection: A real, virtually created, possible-impossible shift in time and space. It interrupts - really and imaginarily - the concept of the Futurium | House of the Future, which is to emerge as an airy cloud in front of a smooth background shielded by a dot pattern imaginating the future as an accessible place where all present problems will be solved.
The crack in the ground brings the Futurium | House of the Future into the threatening present. It is a metonymy for the dimension of the present uncertainty and the uncertain ground on which we are heading into the future, as well as the unpredictable, unpredictable in the future. It refers to the philosophically complex structure of time and space and urges the science-critical investigation of the progress project as well as the political discussion of the ambivalences of successes in progress.
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