An intervention of the Sammlung Goetz in the Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg

Blumenprojektion, Herbst (Flower Projection, Autumn), (1998) Peter Fischli David Weiss

In the context of the interdisciplinary Flower Power Festival — a celebration of the flower in cultural history—the Sammlung Goetz will present the two-channel slide installation, Blumenprojektion, Herbst (1998) by Peter Fischli David Weiss. Presented as an intervention in the Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg, the images of flower gardens and vegetable beds created by the Swiss artist duo enter into a dialogue with the floral designs of the resident artisans.

Beauty and utility, aesthetics and the mundane, nature and culture: All of these are combined in the garden created by Peter Fischli David Weiss in Münster in 1997 in the context of the Sculpture Projects Münster. Akin to a traditional farmer’s garden, vegetables, fruits, flowers and berries grew together in a local, mixed-culture environment, providing visitors with ever-changing images over the course of the seasons.

For their two-channel slide installation Blumenprojektion, Herbst (Flower Projection, Autumn, 1998), Peter Fischli David Weiss photographed their garden in late summer and simultaneously combined two motifs to create a total of 162 double-exposure slides, which they exhibited via two projectors employing a cross-fading technique. This created an abundance and synchronization that does not exist in nature. The viewer becomes immersed in a sea of colorful blossoms, lush green leaves and overripe fruits; the cinematographic effect creates a maelstrom that is virtually inescapable.

At the Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg, the slide installation encounters the handmade, delicate filigree blossoms and enchanting floral decorations created by the manufactory’s artisans without the use of molds or templates. The results are as unique as the nature that inspires them.


Peter Fischli, David Weiss

192 pages, 144 ill., hardcover
2010, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern
ISBN 978-3-7757-2735-8
€ 25,00

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