World Saving Machine
World Saving Machine I and III are focusing on the possibility of transformation and the use of solar energy in fine art. Here it is the “transformation” of solar energy to make ice – this is understood literally, as well as (on a larger scale) metaphorically. The sculptures are part of an art practice inquiry, negotiating environmentalism and the relation of art and scientific research and images. Originally it is a reaction to spectacular exhibitions and artistic projects using resources without environmental consciousness. It also refers to artificial worlds like Tropical Island in Germany and Ski resorts in Saudi Arabia, all realized with fatal use of fossil energy to create illusions, thus destroying the environment.
I propose solutions of a thought-provoking sense of humour to visualize human potential. The suggestion is to make ice and to bring it where it is needed.