two protagonists occupy the main space: two banana plants
within the basement, they sit in their own climate, provided by airflow from the hotter outside
the airflow continues into another space
the third protagonist: a pineapple plant, is also fed by the outside airflow
Erecting and operating buildings and cities is systematically linked with the entire biosphere of Planet Earth. The current global energy demand is largely provided by non-renewable energy resources. Due to dramatic environmental changes, a reinvention of the ways in which we make and use things seems to be one of the most challenging questions for the future.
The exhibition titled “Building Weather” experiments with locally harvested resources rather than externally provided energy. The creative misuse and reversal of the existing ventilation system of the exhibition space demonstrates how technical infrastructure can be used to build new weathers into an architectural space.
Markus Jeschaunig, born 1982 is an Austrian artist and architect. Graduated in architecture at the University of Arts & Industrial Design Linz (2010). Junior architect at the office of Christian Kerez, in Zurich (2011). Participant in the Change Course Conference, organized by the 'Club of Rome' in Winterthur (2012). Inspired by the dynamics of atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere he started his own art practice 'Agency in Biosphere' in 2012. Various international exhibitions and art projects between the poles of ecology, climate, resources and environment. Co-author of 'Breathe.Austria'– Pavilion at the Expo 2015 in Milan (as part of team.breathe.austria), co-founder of Breathe Earth Collective – a transdisciplinary Think&Do-tank working on air and climate in cities. KlimARS Prize 2016, BAUWELT Prize 2017.