INTERPRETATION

THE INTENTION BEHIND EVERY OF MY ARTWORKS IS TO TELL A STORY. SO MOST OF THE MOTIVES TYPICALLY HAVE A PARTICULAR MEANING. IN OTHER WORDS, IN MOST CASES THE SELECTION OF THE MOTIVES IS NO COINCIDENCE. THEY ARE RATHER USED AS A SORT OF PLACEHOLDER FOR EMOTIONS, FEELINGS, PERSONS, THOUGHTS OR OTHER OBJECTS. THE ARRANGEMENT OF THESE MOTIVES CAN CONSEQUENTLY BE REGARDED AS THE PLOT OF THE STORY.

2016: NATURE VS. TECHNOLOGY

IN "NATURE VS. TECHNOLOGY" FOR EXAMPLE I TRY TO SUMMARIZE MY INNER CONFLICT AS TO NATURE AND TECHNOLOGY. THE UPPER AREA OF THE COLLAGE REPRESENTS NATURE. THE DIFFERENT PLANTS AND TREES IN THIS PART ARE EXTRAORDINARY CONSISTING OF UNTYPICAL MOTIVES LIKE TABLES, VEGETABLES, FRUITS, BAGS AND EVEN A LEG OF A BEE. FOR ME IT IS A WAY TO SAY THAT NATURE IS INDEED UNIQUE AND EXTRAORDINARY, NOT JUST THE FEELING THAT YOU EXPERIENCE WHEN YOU ARE OUTSIDE, ALSO IT'S COMPLEXITY AND DIVERSTY IT HAS BEEN DEVELOPPING DURING ALL OF IT'S EVOLUTIONARY STAGES WITHOUT HUMAN HELP.

Left: Artichoke flower tree, Right: Avocado bee leg tree
Working tools
Industrial buildings, sprockets
Technology products
Rotten trees
Bottles

THE COUNTERPART TO THE NATURE SIDE IS THE BOTTOM AREA OF THE COLLAGE. IT IS A REFLECTION OF ALL OF MY ESSENTIAL PERCEPTIONS TOWARDS TECHNOLOGY. THE WORKING TOOLS (HAMMER, WRENCH, SAW ETC..) ON THE RIGHT BOTTOM SIDE ARE A BYWORD FOR LABOR. IN OUR WESTERN SOCIETY A GREAT AMOUNT OF JOBS FOCUSES ON THE FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF TECHNOLOGY, ESPECIALLY THE JOBS YOU CAN FIND IN THE INDUSTRIAL SECTOR. TO DEMONSTRATE THAT I POSITIONED THE TOOLS ADJACENT TO INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS AND MOTIVES.
TECHNOLOGY IS THE ROOT FROM WHICH MANY THRILLING AND INNOVATING PRODUCTS SPRING.

- BUT AT WHAT COST? -

THE ROTTEN TREES POINT TO THE FACT THAT AN ADVANCE OF TECHNOLOGY MOSTLY COMES ALONG WITH THE DESTRUCTION OF NATURE. THE BOTTLES STAND FOR THE POLLUTION PROVOKED DURING THE UNCONTROLLED DEPLETION OF RESOURCES, MANUFACTURING PROCESSES AND WASTE DISPOSAL.

ON THE ONE HAND ALL OF US SEEK TECHONOLOGICAL PROGRESS AS WE HAVE THE FEELING THAT IT INCREASES OUR OPPORTUNITIES AND OUR LIVING STANDARDS. WE ARE FASCINATED BY IT'S COMPLEXITY AND BY PUSHING IT FORWARD WE ARE UNDER THE IMPRESSION THAT WE CAN CONTROL EVERYTHING AND CONTRIBUTE TO THE BIGGER PICTURE.

ON THE OTHER HAND WE ACT LIKE IGNORANT AND SELFISH INDIVIDUALS WHEN IT COMES TO OUR ENVIRONMENT AND PRESERVING IT FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS. WE CLOSE OUR EYES AND ENJOY THE TEMPORARY MOMENTS OF HAPPINESS CONSUMING ALL THOSE TECHNOLOGICAL PRODUCTS INDEPENDENT OF WHAT HAPPENS AROUND US .

THE A.I. ROBOT COMPRISED OF SOPHISTICATED TECHNOLOGY AND A HUMAN BRAIN REFERS TO THE ADVANTAGES ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE MIGHT BRING (F. E. DELEGATION OF WORK TO MACHINES AND COMPUTERS, OPTIMIZATION AND AUTOMATIZATION OF NUMEROUS UNPLEASANT PROCESSES, NEW POTENTIALS IN ENERGY AND HEALTHCARE SECTORS ETC..).
LOOKING A BIT MENACING IT ALSO REVEALS THE DANGERS THAT COULD OCCUR TRANSFERRING ARTIFICIAL INTELLEGENCE TO MACHINES (PERMANENT OBSERVATION, HANDING OVER POWER TO UNCONTROLLABLE MACHINES ETC.).

LOOKING LIKE A DOOR THE BLUE SOLAR PANELS ON THE BOTTOM OF THE COLLAGE RAISE THE QUESTION WHETHER AN ESCAPE FROM THE CURRENT SITUATION IS POSSIBLE. AT THE SAME TIME WE HAVE TO WONDER HOW AN ESCAPE WOULD LOOK LIKE AND IF A SUSTAINABLE INTERACTION BETWEEN NATURE AND TECHNOLOGY IS POSSIBLE OR JUST UTOPIC? INDEED MANY BLUE ENERGY PROJECTS PROVE THAT IT IS POSSIBLE IN SMALLER DIMENSIONS, BUT IS AN ABSOLUTE AND OVERALL SUSTAINABILITY TO A LARGER EXTENT EVEN IMAGINABLE?

A.I. Robot
Solar cell door

THE ANCIENT BOAT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE COLLAGE SERVES THE NEUTRAL OBSERVER AS AN IMAGINABLE LOOKOUT POINT FROM WHERE HE CAN CONTEMPLATE BOTH SIDES WITH ALL THEIR FACETTES. DURING HIS TRIP THROUGH THE WATERS HE PERCEIVES TWO EXEMPLARS OF FISH SWIMMING IN OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS.

ANCIENT BOAT
Watch and fish
Sun and fish

THE DIFFERENT SORTS OF FISH REPRESENT TWO DIFFERENT TYPES OF HUMANS. WHILE TIME PASSES (SEE WATCH) THE FIRST TYPE PURSUES THE ATTITUDES AND GUIDELINES OF INDUSTRY AND SOCIETY, WHEREBY HE CONTINUES THE DEVELOPMENT OF TECHNOLOGY AND IT'S UNDESIRED SIDE EFFECTS. THE SECOND ONE IS AN ALTERNATIVE TYPE WHO WITHSTANDS THE CALL OF SOCIETY AND DREAMS OF A PERFECT WORLD OF PEACE AND HARMONY INCLUDING A FLOURISHING NATURE. HE IS EITHER BRAINWASHED BY OTHER ANTAGONISTS OR GUIDED BY HIS MAXIMES DERIVED FROM RELIGION OR REFLECTION. HE BELIEVES IN HIS CONVICTIONS AND HEADS TOWARDS THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL (ILLUSTRATED BY THE SUN).

THE THIRD TYPE IS SITTING INSIDE THE TROJAN HORSE BOAT, STARING AROUND, LYING TO HIMSELF!

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