wood, varnish, coloured light, 2011

The starting point of Bergwelten is the rock wall as a simulation of mountain. A rock wall is an object composed of colourful, geometric modules covered with bright plastic handles one can climb on. While the wall intends absolute functionality, its shape is not created by mimetic impulses. Nature is transformed to pure utilitarian architecture and turns into commodity.
Bergwelten responds to this commodity fetish by being pictured after the same reproduction criterias like its model. The result is an object that reminds of a minimal art sculpture: A rectangular white box, made ​​from industrially manufactured materials, which is illuminated by two coloured neon lights.