LEBENSRAUM

(LIVING SPACE)

interactive art installation



concept:

We’re on the increase – with every passing minute, our planet is home to 150 more of us. One century ago, there were 2 billion people in the world, but if the forecasts are right the human population will come to almost 10 billion by 2050. Unfortunately, our growth threatens to destroy the very foundations of life on our planet.

In my work, I want to engage with the phenomenon that, although we have recognised the problem of overpopulation and the resulting destruction of our environment, this realisation is not usually reflected in our actions. LEBENSRAUM renders this contradiction tangible. Each participant unconsciously assumes the role of the entire human race; an individual standing for the collective. By means of his or her actions, the participant gets to determine how much growth is good for our planet.


work: Sven Windszus

programming: Johannes Deml