Fraunhofer Institut IOSB, AST, IIS, DVT, Illmenau DE 2020
Material: Polished stainless steel, LED light
Dimension: HLW 16 x 3.4 x 2.6 meter meter
The sculpture depicts a deer that is made of polished stainless-steel tubes that evoke large, pullout antennae – a hybrid that oscillates between a technoid impression and an image of nature. The basic idea was to find a poetic and unexpected image for the site, which is equally characterized by scientific content and its open connection to the landscape. The positively connoted, equally shy and curious animal, allows for different and open associations in the specific context of the place. The analogies between nature and technology reflected in expressions like “prick up your ears” or “to put out feelers” enter into a surprising and productive symbiosis here. The sculpture acts like a surreal flash of inspiration, that materializes the creative energy of the site in a surprising way and serves as a distinctive landmark for the Fraunhofer Institute.