How to erase Language with Invasive Plants after the Bauhaus (2016)
  • Installation
    Size: 100cmx90cmx70cm. Materials: glass, metal and lead. Arti et Amicitae, Amsterdam.
  • Drawing
    Materials: Pencil, watercolor, gesso, glue, tape and system cards on vanvas. Size 180cmx120cm
  • When the Nazi control began to spread over Europe, the Bauhaus school was affected because the students and the teachers, living and working there, were from different nationalities. They were forced to migrate to other countries to continue their working on their philosophy and movement. The seed of Bauhaus through the years began to grow and develop in other places such as in Tel Aviv, Holland, French colonies in North Africa such as Dakar, United States, Brazil in South America and so on until was completely globalized.

    The members of the Bauhaus spread their ideas across the world to radiate new ways of life. Colonizers took advantage of the construction of new cities to change the lives of the colonized by mostly erasing traditional lifestyles. The new construction became like invasive plants. An invasive plant has the ability to thrive and spread aggressively outside its native range. A naturally aggressive plant may be especially invasive when it is introduced to a new habitat. 

    The new 'white cities' functioned as expansive processes to assimilate or destroy and / or eradicate other lifestyles . Such as in Tel Aviv and Dakar, as Roland Barthes says in his book 'African gramar ' to embellish reality ; the role of architecture is a cosmetic version of reality.
    In this particular case for example when the 'white city' Jewish Tel Aviv was built, they eradicated all the history of ancient Palestinian city Jaffa known as ' black city ', exchanging Arabic for the Hebrew language.

    Using glass I am constructing an open futuristic city, which plays with the idea of toxic and savage architecture. Translating the structures of the invasive plants into the building style of the Bauhaus; the shapes and compositions of the plants turn into architectonic constructions that create an invasive architecture that expands and spreads.