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Photo: Markus Trapp

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Photo: Markus Trapp

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Photo: Markus Trapp

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Photo: Markus Trapp

 
Markus Trapp
SPATIAL DESIGN
1978, GERMANY

'THE GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE...'
Statement
'The grass is always greener on the other side...' The work consists of the drafts for six mechanical, kinetic structures in the realm between architecture, sculpture and landscaping. They are designed for locations at both shorelines and in the course of the German-Polish border river Oder that divides the cities of Frankfurt/Oder and Slubice. In the background is the victory over European separation which, in spite of its successful political facade, still lacks practical and sociocultural comprehension and manifestation. The power of the remaining, dividing element - the river - is utilised to create movement. This happens in a clearly mechanical way in the proposed ope, kinetic spaces at first, but then continues figuratively and with new meanings.
Biography
Markus Trapp began his studies in wood design in Germany, with works ranging from furniture and interior design to art objects, already involving movement and mechanics. During and after this time he also studied and worked in Scotland, northern England and London (3D and furniture design). By the end of 2006 he graduated from TAIK with the design of a series of mechanical, kinetic structures in the realm between architecture, sculpture and landscaping, which won the Schinkel-Prize 2006 in Berlin. He currently enjoys, supported by a grant of the Otmar-Alt-Stiftung, the freedom to concentrate purely in kinetic sculptures as a freelance artist.
Contact information
current German landline +49 9502 490481
markustrapp(at)hotmail.com
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