»Growth @ DA Kunsthaus Kloster Gravenhorst«
Hörstel, DA Kunsthaus Kloster Gravenhorst, January 2020 until January 2021
Garbage crisis, climate change, environmental protection, and a recycling idea: common household plastic waste was transformed into a new, artistically designed form. With her installations, which fill space, walls, and locations, the artist refers to the absurdities between aesthetic appearance and the problem of the polluting material used.
This project is about the waste crisis, climate change, environmental protection, and a recycling idea: common household plastic waste is transformed into a new, artistically designed form. Marte Kiessling, together with people from the region, forms different flowers and plants from yogurt cups, bags of crisps, straws, plastic bags, etc. These are arranged into an installation that fills rooms, walls, and at the end the entire space of the museum and is reminiscent of a proliferation close to nature. However, what appears from afar as a pretty floral decoration turns out to be a proliferation of mountains of rubbish on closer inspection. The place is not slowly being overgrown by nature, but being swallowed up by the mountains of rubbish. The artist shows the absurdities between the aesthetic appearance of the work and the problem of the polluting material used and stimulates a discourse.
There is a publication about the project available for download here
See details about the project here