January 2005 - SHRINK BIG
2005, art direction, concept, installation design and publication contribution by onlab, Berlin
with the participation of rubbertypecitizens in cooperation with bauhaus-dessau
Shrinking Cities Exhibition 2 - Interventions
Exhibition at the Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig 26.11.2005-29.01.2006
installation: 7 x 3,80 m
publication: Schrumpfende Städte, Band 2, "Handlungskonzepte", 17 x 22,5 cm, Hatje Cantz Verlag
This extreme utopia was sketched in order to activate a radical discourse and to break the existing deadlock of the political discussion. To emphasize the utopian, metaphorical character of the proposal it was decided to draw an abstract map. The map is constituted of arrows reflecting current statistics of migration and is based on a honeycomb grid. Dissolution is displayed by incomplete honeycombs and functioning networks are displayed by complete honeycombs.