ORGANISM 2 / Animalis

Paintings on transparent papers | Ø 350 mm | between acrylglas | hanging from the ceiling | 2008

ORGANISM 2, installation view, Akademie Galerie, Nuremberg
ORGANISM 2, installation view, Akademie Galerie, Nuremberg
ORGANISM 2, installation view, Akademie Galerie, Nuremberg
ORGANISM 2, installation view, Akademie Galerie, Nuremberg
ORGANISM 2, installation view, Akademie Galerie, Nuremberg
ORGANISM 2, installation view, Akademie Galerie, Nuremberg
ORGANISM 2, installation view, Akademie Galerie, Nuremberg
ORGANISM 2, installation view, Akademie Galerie, Nuremberg
ORGANISM 2, installation view, Akademie Galerie, Nuremberg
ORGANISM 2, installation view, Akademie Galerie, Nuremberg
ORGANISM 2, installation view, Akademie Galerie, Nuremberg
ORGANISM 2, installation view, Akademie Galerie, Nuremberg
ORGANISM 2, installation view, Akademie Galerie, Nuremberg
ORGANISM 2, installation view, Akademie Galerie, Nuremberg

Creatures’ bodies are kept running by organs, with which they are normally only confronted when their body develops an illness or suffers an accident.
There is a fascinating world inside organs – living machines that have their own rhythm and take on highly complex tasks crucial to the body’s survival. Some of them can even be observed independently of the body and could under certain circumstances be transplanted into other bodies.

In the eleven images comprising the work “ORGANISM 2 / Animalis” and showing details and special characteristics of human internal organs, the focus is on the beauty of the inner machines, which appear both tender and transparent. Suspended in space between circular, transparent discs, the organic shapes can be seen from both sides and with varying degrees of accentuation depending on how light falls on them. The work contains images of the heart, lung, liver, gall bladder, stomach, pancreas, kidney, intestines, bladder, spleen, and thymus gland.