aug 2004 - 1m x 1,4 x 1,4 m
open glass cube - gluey barrier - soft plastic pedestal
- sourcefour lightings - flies who unable to fly.
200 flies, which have been bred for their inability
to fly, are trapped, because of a glue border, in
the bottom of an open glass cube. For the flies the
only way to freedom is to remutate. Introduction of
a “normal” fly could allow, by way of
reproduction, a second generation the luck to get
The cylinder is surrounded by a big soft pedestal,
where the audience can rest and watch the insects.
We are invited to see something that
is usually hidden. Strong lighting from the opposite
building shines down and through the window, and illuminates
the installation and the audience.
The audience lying on the pillow and observing the
flies, are being observed and discovered themselves.
The work shows the power of mutation
and the way human use it to control nature.
Is a fly still a fly, when it is
not able to fly?
oct 2005 - installation - oliver kunkel