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Entomarium extinct appreciates moments in nature and questions the interaction between man and nature. The project is a further development of the interactive installation curiosity cloud where simple, contemporary glass bells form the main component of these illuminated objects. These mouths-blown glass vessels are safe settings for artificial hand-fabricated insects portraying various extinct species from all over the world. Seen from a distance, the insects appear quiet and calm but, as soon as one approach the object, the glass bells light up and the insects start swirling around, flying inside the glass vessels, gently touching the glass which in turn creates a soundscape. Read more
Katharina Mischer and Thomas Traxler form mischer‘traxler studio. Based in Vienna they develop and design objects, furniture, processes, installations and more, thereby focusing on experiments and conceptual thinking within a given context. Balancing between handcraft and technology, they envision whole systems, new production methods and kinetic or interactive installations that question topics, tell stories or open up new ways of doing things. The results are often playing with uniqueness and some of their projects are poetic records that interact with the viewer and evoke unexpected reactions. Exhibitions on contemporary design and art displayed their projects in Museums such as the Boijmans van Beuningen, the Design Museum London, the Triennale Milano, Cafa Art Museum Bejing, Mudac Lausanne and more as well as on International festivals and fairs. Projects by mischer'traxler are to be found in the permanent collections of the Art institute Chicago, the Vitra Design Museum and the MAK Vienna, among others.
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