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1999-2009, Installation

Instead of soaring through the air, the beetles, flies and butterflies lie on a two-by-two-metre mirror glass plate. Above their heads, flowers and grasses hang from the ceiling on nylon threads like pearl curtains. At first glance, the installation "Sommerverirrung" may seem colourful and cheerful, but a closer look reveals it to be a hearty dig at human intervention in nature. Stripped of their natural environment and strictly geometricised, the dead insects and withering flowers resemble a warning finger. The Stuttgart artist Angela Murr has stretched out her finger, and with her self-created scent of decay, offered in perfume bottles, she also provides the Memento Mori merchandising. 

Marko Schacher, Sonnendeck


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