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‚Archipelago‘ (means) a cluster of islands including parts of islands, the waters inbetween and other natural features, that are so close in relationship to each other, that they form a real geographic, economic and political unity“ (taken from the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea UNCLOS 1982)
The term “archipelic thinking“ established after the french philosopher and anthropologist Édouard Glissant signifies a cultural vitality that differs from continental culture in its willingness to mix.



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THE LINK
Three sculptures made from wood, steel, e, je ca. 300x220x200 cm

The staircase icon is a transit icon, basic element in many cosmological depictions from primitve and ancient cultures that represents not only the connection from earth to heaven, from secular to sacred, from life to the afterlife.


COMFORTABLE DEVICES FOR ANCIENT LOVE
Three objects, steel, plastic, enamel, each approx. 150x150x130 cm
The seating furniture is a parabolic antenna, stimulating the occupant to consider his position in the universe.
It is an eclectic interpretation of the acapulco chair: A mexican design classic of the fifties. There is no copyright due to the anonymity of the designer.
As well as being built on a primitive level by simple workers in beach towns, the chair is increasingly produced by international design manufacturers.
The design fits luxury lofts as well as shanty towns.



PARADISE PARANOIA
audio track stereo, 15 min looped.
Erkan Barans aka. DJ Airkhan mixed a techno track from samples that I recorded in the mexican jungle.


Paradise is not a location, but a higher state of conciousness that is destined to decay at the very moment of inception.