Modeling Catastrophe. Test Arrangement II

Modeling Catastrophe – Test Arrangement II, Distant Observations. Fukushima in Berlin, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, Germany 2014.

Installation (250 x 500 x 300 cm), steel racks, various plastics, styrofoam, fiber glass, epoxy resin, lacquer, two flatscreen monitors; 2-channel HD-video (13:20 min, synched).

Modeling Catastrophe – Test Arrangement II, Distant Observations. Fukushima in Berlin, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin 2014.

Installation (250 x 500 x 300 cm), Edelstahlgestelle, verschiedene Kunststoffe, Styropor, Glasfaser, Epoxidharz, Lack, zwei Flachbildschirme; 2-Kanal HD-Video (13:20 Min, synchronisiert).

Still images: Tokyo will occur someday (2014 edition).

Risk is a tool for assessing the world in a measured way, quantifying and scaling the hazards it may hold. [It] requires a stable foundation as a baseline value. Established security zones in the form of built structures such as houses and embankments or – on an expanded scale – a resilient state constitution and jurisdiction, are the preconditions for perceiving the threatening feral outside as a risk. In the case of early seafaring, the basic security zone would be dry land itself, which facilitated a safe and steady foundation from which to assess the insecure, potentially threatening exterior.

(Modeling Catastrophe. Preliminary Remarks, AKV Berlin 2019. p. 23 ff.)

Tokyo will occur someday (2014 edition), 2-channel HD-video, still frame in image: simulation of a tsunami hitting a fictional coastal town. The inhabitants are able to flee onto a tsunami evacuation tower, the construction of which this simulation is promoting. Excerpt from a software developer’s commercial sample.
Still images: Tokyo will occur someday (2014 edition).