A wonderful artist I happened upon. Especially charming are her public projects.
"Research in physics, botany, architecture, and urban sociology is fundamental to her practice. Through combining an exploration of complex, contemporary issues with an innovative use of low-tech materials, she creates works that contribute to an awareness of place and environment and reflect the vulnerabilities implicit in everyday life."
For the Garage festival 09 Free Soil have conducted a site specific research project investigating the environment of the Baltic Sea.
We created an alternative archive of political and historical events that have occurred in the Baltic Sea region, especially Stralsund and linked these with the sea’s responses. The impact of Industrialisation, population growth and political changes has resulted in climatic and environmental changes recorded in the sea. Nature retaliates by creating new forms, one of the most significant being the spread and growth of toxic Blue Green Algae or “phytoplankton”
Images: wooden sewerage pipe from Stralsund. &
Portrait of William Lindley the designer of the first sewerage system in Stralsund, algae on paper.