ENTANGLED RELATIONS—ANIMATED BODIES Austria at the 23rd Triennale di Milano.
At La Triennale di Milano the installation “ENTANGLED RELATIONS—ANIMATED BODIES” by Sonja Bäumel, commissioned by the MAK – Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, represents Austria’s official entry for the 23rd International Exhibition.
The performed and multisensory installation by the artist Sonja Bäumel aims to stimulate the cultural imagination via the potential of microorganisms. Magnified 40,000 times, a larger-than-life sculpture of an amoeba expands in multiple directions, linking piece by piece with the transparent fragments of a human figure riddled with microbial inclusions.
The dynamic projection of a real amoeba overlays the installation and is accompanied by sound transmitting the bubbling vitals of the microbial world. The installation will be brought to life by choreographer and performer Doris Uhlich on several occasions.
Considered as one of the world’s most important events in the field of design and architecture, the 23rd Triennale di Milano, currently taking place until the 11th of December 2022. The overall theme of this edition ”UNKNOWN UNKNOWNS. AN INTRODUCTION TO MYSTERIES” tries to answer a series of questions about what we still “don’t know we don’t know” in different topics: from the evolution of the cities to the oceans, from genetics to astrophysics.
Installation view of the Austrian Contribution ENTANGLED RELATIONS – ANIMATED BODIES to the 23rd Triennale Milano International Exhibition. An installation by Sonja Bäumel, commissioned and curated by the MAK – Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna. Choreographer and performer Doris Uhlich © Gianluca Di Ioia/MAK