interactive exhibition "Lost in a garden of clouds"

AMRO festival Linz, Austria

AMRO Linz (A)

AMRO festival Linz, Austria 2020

interactive Exhibition  "Lost in the cloud garden"

20.05. - 30.06.2020

The 2020 edition of the AMRO festival is characterized by reflections upon the “centripetal” and “centrifugal” dynamics of acceleration visible in contemporary society and the ways artistic practice, activism and radical thinking can engage with it.
This year AMRO will take place in dedicated online spaces! All talks and performances will be livestreamed, while workshops will be taking place in BBB.


The ornaments are representative– in a way the idyllic world - being quite harmless and decorative, until you, find out that every motif is made up of logos. The legends show the logos from companies that produce or sell glyphosate or GM plants that resist herbicides.
The logos are often floral, like the leaves or the buds; enforcing the motto‘s for growth and for a better world with beautiful-looking plants. But this growth is mostly at the cost of a huge damaging impact on our ecological systems.
The logos I’ve chosen are from the global players in the “lucrative sector”: And also the companies, which have to merged into the latter.
Glyphosate is a recurring a symbol of the agricultural business as well as the fragile ecological situation today.
Herbicides are contaminating soil and water, harming animals and humans. The facts about the hazards are widely known and many studies and discussions about glyphosate are getting media coverage.
As an artist it‘s important for me to find a way of complete turn around.
transforming the scientific way of considering the issue to a strong visual message with a wide sustainable access for the public.
The visual “I never promised you a green garden” is also a result of my... more

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