„Ups and Downs“ is an installation/intervention consisting of 5 manipulated air tubes that rise and fall in regular intervals. Their external appearance is adapted to the surface of birches. With these obvious fake trees and their steady and unnatural up and down movement, we want to point out the worldwide intervention of humans in a natural cycle. In most parts of Europe, trees are cut down, reforestation follows, then they are cut down again, etc. With this installation we would like to question this cycle and invite visitors to think about whether the forest manipulated by humans is still an attractive functioning habitat and what consequences result from it in the long term. Is sustainable forestry even possible and if so how could that look in the future?

heidundgriess is an artist duo, who mainly works interdisciplinary with installation art since 2011. Due to their different backgrounds, they combine the fields of art, architecture, design. Alexandra Grieß studied visual communication and photography, Jorel Heid works as a freelance carpenter and designer.

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