UNIVERSAL FAMILY TREE #3

12 generations with 4095 individuals | 5000 m crochet thread, knotted | expanse: 1,50 x 1,50 m | 2014

Universal family tree #3, Bookshop – projectspace, Seydisfjördur, IS, 2014
Universal family tree #3, Bookshop – projectspace, Seydisfjördur, IS, 2014

All life is involuntarily part of a gigantic chain reaction, which extends back to the beginning of life. The work shows a growth structured on the assumption that every person is the product of two parents – a mother and a father. Starting with the 12th generation in the outside circle (with 2048 individuals), the threads make their way through the generations by pairing and building knots with eachother. With every generation more threads are joining the strands, like genetic information of each individual. In the middle all ropes join to one final knot, the temorary end of this universal family tree – that carrys information of every individual of the growth.

Universal family tree #3, Bookshop – projectspace, Seydisfjördur, IS, 2014
Universal family tree #3, Bookshop – projectspace, Seydisfjördur, IS, 2014
Universal family tree #3, Kunstverein Ingolstadt, 2014
Universal family tree #3, Kunstverein Ingolstadt, 2014
Universal family tree #3, Kunstverein Ingolstadt, 2014
Universal family tree #3, Kunstverein Ingolstadt, 2014