Michael E. Smith’s sculptures, films, and spatial interventions resound with the decay and vulnerability of nature and civilization. They seem like the remains of a ruinous civilization that is destroying itself at an ever-faster rate.

Courtesy by Michael E. Smith; CAPRI; Photo by Achim Kukulies

Found objects like bones, dead animals, plants, or plastic containers are crushed, tried, bent, or covered in resin or paint.

Courtesy by Michael E. Smith; CAPRI; Photo by Achim Kukulies

They wind up under the ceiling, in corners, on the floor or hovering close above it.

Courtesy by Michael E. Smith; CAPRI; Photo by Achim Kukulies
Courtesy by Michael E. Smith; CAPRI; Photo by Achim Kukulies

Details and Credits

Gesine Borcherdt, Curator of CAPRI.
For further information please contact Julia Köhler.

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