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Tree of Life

Tree of Life


Tree of Life. a tribute to seeds. 2023 Sonja Schenkel, Naturally dyed wool, cotton, hemp, birch tree wood, 130cm x 80cm x 80cm „Three of Life. a tribute to seeds“ was conceived as part of an exploration on how Universities can offer food to hundreds of students in a sustainable and healthy way. The question [...]
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Omphalos of Many

Omphalos of Many


«Omphalos of Many» - India, 2024 "Omphalos” means navel in Greek. The navel is a symbol of birth and life; the anchor, our centre point. In ancient Greece there was a legend that Zeus sent out two eagles. Their meeting point was to be the centre of the world. The eagles eventually met in Delphi, [...]
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The Iceberg in the Room

The Iceberg in the Room


The project “The Iceberg in the Room” tells the story of Swiss Camp, a research station located at 69 degrees north on the Greenland ice sheet. Originally set up in 1990 by a group from the ETHZ led by Dr. Konrad Steffen. The aim is to raise awareness to the iceberg in the room by [...]
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Chrysalis

Chrysalis


In the Chrysalis, we follow the journey of a caterpillar morphing into a butterfly.         We connect to an intense longing for shedding our old form. We ask and feel: what does it mean to stop crawling and start growing wings? What can this experience show us about our story as humans [...]
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Hope Activism

Hope Activism


Hope Activism (2015-2018) Hope Activism took place as a series of sound performances in several places. It was created as viewer’s response to my previous work “Lullaby of Tomorrow”. After watching this highly polemic video installation around the Israel- Palestine conflict, people were led to meditate. During this meditation, the invitation was to find the […]

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