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forrest place, perth, australia - competition 2009
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concept, design with dominik preuss
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„so it was, on this first morning, that each drowsing ancestor felt the
sun´s warmth...and felt his body giving birth to children. the snake man
felt snakes slithering out of his navel. the cockatoo man felt feathers.
the witchetty grub man felt a wriggling... every one of the `living things`...
reached up for the light of day.“

bruce chatwin – songlines

we imagine the new sculpture as a kind of vibrant border between the traditional roots and the modern world in australia. the aboriginal creation myth becomes the starting point for our conceptual frame, we draw on traditional art to inspire and lead our formal and architectonic investigations. each animal is given an architectonic equivalent: the witchetty grub becomes a modulated landscape, the snake becomes the dominating structural element. the feathers of the cockatoo become a vibrant mantel of lamellae filtering the sunlight.