Karen Fritz (1988, DE)


Slowly, dust drips from a transparent container hanging from the ceiling. The particles become visible through a faint light that shines. The room fills with dust. The whole room? No, a small greenhouse on the ground is carefully shielded from its surroundings. The landscape enclosed in this greenhouse forms an independent biotope, a microcosm. The plants will survive, but: how do they develop in this total isolation? The installation ‘Survive’ deals with concepts such as technology, civilization, environmental pollution, artificial landscapes and survival in isolation.

In her work, Karen Fritz addresses the power relations between humans, technology, science, and the environment, all of which influence each other. Fritz graduated in 2018 from the University of Fine Arts Saar in Saarbrücken (DE), where she is part of the lectureship ‘Light as an artistic material’.