EQUIL I BRIUM – 25-28 NOV.
Explore the nuances of sustainability by participating in the creation of a huge, delicately balanced mobile sculpture for the Herderbau building with activist-artists Polyp and Eva Schlunke.
A giant, finely counterpoised mobile, composed of the key words in the debate about sustainability, gently floating and circulating around eachother in a dream-like dance.
Participants will begin constructing the sculpture, whilst at the same time debating and selecting which words should be part of the piece. Some will be in tension with others, eg resources vs population, hope vs fear…
Each word will be constructed in such a way as to have space for others to attach their own comments on paper, thereby influencing the delicate equilibrium of the debate.
The sculpture will be hung during a celebratory act on the 28th of November in the “Innenhof”, the spacious courtyard of the Herderbau (Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources) and will be visible from the five storeys of the Faculty.
Drop-in participation sessions: 25-26 Nov. 10-17h (Archäologische Sammlung)
Opening Night & ACT TWO finale: Sat 28 Nov. 19h (Innenhof) – All welcome – live music, drinks & refreshments
Eva Schlunke grew up off-grid in the Australian bush. She is a gifted painter, illustrator, activist and prop builder, and was artist in residence at Flecker Botanical Gardens in Cairns, Australia. Together with Polyp, she is the author and illustrator of the forthcoming children’s ecological book ‘Little Worm’s Big Question’.
Polyp is a political cartoonist, prop builder and activist. A New Internationalist magazine regular, he has several books and graphic novels to his name, including ‘Big Bad World’ and ‘Sprachlos: Eine Weltgeschichte ohne Worte’.
Both have exhibited at the V & A Museum in London, and conducted public workshops as part of the project. They live and work in Manchester, UK.