Mediterranes Haus mit Meer im Hintergrund 2021
installation, dimensions variable
generative model (GAN) and landscape generator website via QR code (remoteness, insularity, difficult topography)
silkscreen print on paper
Inspired by various Zoom meetings, Johanna Käthe Michel is interested in the generic virtual backgrounds that users can select when their own four walls are not to be shared with all other meeting participants. What does it mean when the professional spreads to the private during the still ongoing home office phase? The artist recreated various backgrounds from the „office“ category and arranged them with plants from the UdK working spaces - where they were left behind in the last months. Johanna Käthe Michel reactivates an unused, abandoned space.
Text by Louisa Behr, gallerytalk (translated by machines and the artist)