Das Numen Transformation

Transfering A Hydrological Cycle Into The White Cube

wood, earth, water pumps, hose

Das Numen TRANSFORMATION. A temporary and modular indoor landscape was constructed out of about 1000 Euro pallets, which were layered on top of each other in the gallery room, inviting encounters, discussion and contemplation. The three parts of the exhibition garden, studio gallery and gallery room were brought into an artificially interdependent relationship. In the garden a hole was dug into the earth. There the groundwater was accessed with a water pipe and pumped into the studio gallery where the water was filtered with a water purification system. The clean water was then pumped up into the gallery room. Water pipes on the ceiling led the fluid through the space. It was either dripping down into catch basins or watering the living organisms in the installation.  The dug-out earth was shaped into a mountain in the gallery room. The water was collected again and piped back into the earth outside in the garden closing the cycle. 

Das Numen

Markus Hoffmann, Felix Kiessling, Julian Charrière, Andreas Greiner

Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin 2012