This installation is a product of around 12,500 recycled wine corks and 1 kilometer of cord. The design is influenced by the pigmentation left on the corks by the wine, as well as the nomadic nature of the project and the natural elements present in the production areas like waves, animals, people, and a compass. When the sculpture is placed in the water, it conveys a sense of both stillness and motion.
The project also involved a year-long collaboration with the artist Julia Hartig to research the origin of the materials used, their production process, and their journey to the project. We also explored the styles, designs, and techniques used in Iranian nomadic carpet-making, which inspired the design.
You may find the entire production process documented at:
‘Loose Harbour’, OÖ Kulturquartier, Linz, Austria, 2018. ‘Floating Village’, KunstRaum Goethestrasse xtd, Linz, Austria, 2015. Artist in Residence, Kulturpark West Augsburg. Augsburg als Experimentierfeld für Interdisziplinäre Kunst und Ausdrucksformen, Schwabencenter Augsburg, Germany, 2013.
LETS SINK! Artist in Residence. Eine Kooperation mit Kunst im Öffentlichen Raum Niederösterreich, Wellenklaenge Festival, Lunz am See, Austria, 2013. Floating Carpet, Nomination Neptune Wasser Preis, Wien, Austria, 2012. Best OFF der KunstUniversität Linz, Austria, 2012. Solo exhibition ‘Floating carpet’, Eleonore Schiff der Stadtwerkstatt, Linz, Austria, 2012. Artist in Residence Eleonore Schiff, STWST, am Winterhafen Linz, Austria, 2011.