Laube Liebe Hoffnung-Growth
Eckernförde, 2018, paper and wood, together with Kai-Hendrik Windeler
Close to the centre of the old town, between the lake “Noor” and the bay of Eckernförde, one can find the hidden gem called “Süderhake I”. Twelve fallow former tracts of an allotment garden association are stuck in a paradisiac, dreamlike state of overgrowth and tell tales of individual fulfillment and structures of community and recreation. By presenting their micro-constructions, they show dichotomies between man and nature and offer an opposition to our digitalised modern world.
Using this place as a starting point, the two artists Marte Kiessling and Kai-Hedrik Windeler explore an understanding of nature, which is currently transforming because of virtual longing and increased factitiousness. They transmute the familiar space of the garden with their installative and multimedia interventions back to a so-called Terra incognita.
Within this exhibition, Marte Kiessling is presenting a paper-installation made of trash, advertisement brochures, flyers and other throw-away-materials. These are folded, glued, stapled and thereby turned into a dense growth of plant-like pieces, which overgrow the gallery space and are thus reformed into their original form as a plant.
Additionally, she presents a video projection from the series “Growth – Flowers”, which blends itself into the architecture of the space.
Exhibition view, wooden construction built with pieces of a gazebo, paper installation Growth: