Green Doors

Green Doors

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Green Doors Bülowstrasse 4, 103; Postdamerstrasse 157; Alvenlebenstrasse 3 Berlin, Germany ​Site specific installation of drawings Oil pastels on cardboards cut and pinned on building doors Site specific dimensions 2021 Engaging with locally available and natural resources also provides the point of departure for the series of drawings entitled Green Doors. Impressed by Berlin’s vegetation, Berra took several photos of spontaneously growing plants: plants that sow their own seeds and thus emerge—suddenly, so to speak—between sidewalk slabs, in open areas, or in unused flower beds. Berra developed these into oil pastel drawings, which she cut out and hung on the doors of four buildings in Berlin-Schöneberg. The street thus became a kind of herbarium, a botanical collection. Berra wanted to draw the attention of the people living there to those little, unremarkable things in their surroundings that briefly emerge and then disappear again— similarly to her drawings, which were only fleetingly pinned in place. She then drew the doors with the drawings: These images bear witness to the artist’s action, which, like the plants, was itself ephemeral. Berra uses her artistic practice to track down phenomena that are unremarkable but full of meaning and can stimulate diverse thoughts and emotions. (Kea Wienand) Projects realized during the artist residence in Berlin, thanks to Fresh A.I.R. Scholarship Program di Stiftung Berliner Leben in collaboration with Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art. Thanks to Gewobag and Humanistisch.de (Humanistischer Verband Deutschlands, Landesvernand Berlin-BrandeburgKdöR) for the permissions

Green Doors

Giulia Berra
by Giulia Berra
media: installation and sculpture
year: 2021
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tags: bio safety , biodiversity , ecosystems , plant life , green building

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