The Sea Is Not an Abyss. SUPERFLEX

31 Mar – 25 Sept 2022

Bauhaus Museum Dessau, Black Box +
31 Mar – 4 Sept 2022
Bauhaus Building, workshop wing

>> Visit the exhibition with the Combined ticket SUPERFLEX!

Every night, the largest biological migration on Earth takes place when trillions of creatures come to the ocean surface to feed. Among them are the siphonophores – relatives of jellyfish. The animated film Vertical Migration makes an almost intimate encounter with this life form possible through a computer-generated siphonophore.

In various works and projects, SUPERFLEX anticipate the future rise of the sea level. On the one hand, possible consequences such as flooding are presented, should the Earth continue to warm up, and should there be no change in human behaviour. On the other, SUPERFLEX thinks beyond the human age by developing future infrastructures for sea creatures. In the present, these developments serve humans as architecture and sculpture. As Close As We Get, a series of sculptures, is part of SUPERFLEX’s open research process that explores the relationship between humans and other species and proposes a new kind of urbanism that rethinks the way we live together.

SUPERFLEX was founded in 1993 by Jakob Fenger, Bjørnstjerne Christiansen, and Rasmus Rosengren Nielsen. Today, SUPERFLEX is a business, a collective, and a practice which has expanded from its founders to work in shifting constellations.

In collaboration with the Kunsthaus Graz

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Zwischenspiel „Das Meer ist kein Abgrund. SUPERFLEX“, Bauhaus Museum Dessau, 1.4.2022 / Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau / Foto: Thomas Meyer / OSTKREUZ
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Zwischenspiel „Das Meer ist kein Abgrund. SUPERFLEX“, Bauhaus Museum Dessau, 1.4.2022 / Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau / Foto: Thomas Meyer / OSTKREUZ
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Zwischenspiel „Das Meer ist kein Abgrund. SUPERFLEX“, Bauhaus Museum Dessau, 1.4.2022 / Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau / Foto: Thomas Meyer / OSTKREUZ