Parallel to the exhibition »Critical Zones. Observatories for Earthly Politics«, the installation »Eau de Karlsruhe - Cyprès« by the French artist and scientist Fabien Léaustic (*1985) will be shown in the foyer of EnBW. The impressive installation consists of electric lamps and real cypresses and »grows« as a living ecosystem over two floors in the foyer of the EnBW headquarters. Nature in the form of the living cypresses and technology in the form of electric light are combined. With his »ecosystem«, the artist demonstrates the symbiotic relationship between natural and artificial elements. In the same way that the cypresses in this installation cannot grow without artificial light, man, culture and nature are also interrelated. »Eau de Karlsruhe« is part of the ZKM exhibition »Critical Zones«, which deals with the critical situation of the earth in many different ways and explores new forms of coexistence.
ZKM | Videostudio
Camera: Xenia Leidig, Christina Zartmann
Editing: Xenia Leidig
Transcription: Fabien Léaustic
Translation: Peter Geiger