video, hd, loop (3:20 min), colour, sound, 2015
sound: sara pinheiro, katharina swoboda
Designed by Russian Emgiré Berthold Lubetkin in 1934, the ”Penguin Pool“ in London Zoo is one of the most important modernist buildings in Britain. In 2004, the penguins were removed because of concerns regarding animal welfare. Since then, the iconic architecture has been ”empty“, animated only by water fountains. In the video, this emptiness is forced by masking out the zoo environment. Without the visual context of the surrounding, the ”penguin pool“ becomes an Utopian model again.
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