Ecoterrorists currently instrumentalize the
planet’s “resources” to fuel and construct their vast
groundbreaking residential metropolises connected with
veins and arteries to transport vessels from A to B
and back again: nature's is becoming slower and less
effective with regard to their gigantic abilities to
transform the Earth‘s landmasses and waters into a
cultural tapestry consisting of alienating exciting
You can see the parks’ brightly shining
beacons from any possible location, hypnotizing
the peoples outside. These are the park’s
entrances: humans, pets and potted plants only.
(And well, some microbes are allowed.) Once you’re
inside you’ll be abducted into the maelstrom..
Party people, everywhere
hands in the air, like we just don’t care
move your feet, to the beat
c’mon everybody, let’s follow our lead
The park's exits: virtually inexistent. Once
you’re in the labyrinths, you’ll be hooked. You
won’t have to think about leaving: you’ll
immediately feel at Home. Soon there won’t be any
entrances left, thanks to our self-reliant
infallible Agents, who develop and renew the
experience according to the masses’ tastes.
Internal decay of the armour will then be
monitored proactively: bad corroded teeth will
efficiently be extracted without anyone noticing
How detached can humans become from nature?
There’s clearly no escape from the Wild. We are an
integral part of nature, yet many – “citizens of
civilisations” - deny the animal inside and
rationalize their existence.
I ask myself: where are the Romantics?, people
embracing the amorphous ruins, the overgrown
shelters, and the vibrant jungle. They continue to
live on the boundaries of the comfort zones,
exploring discomfort, slowing down the pace of
culturization. Watching from their hideouts they
observe and record - for culture's sake - what is
In the end it’s all organic: the Force of nature
always wins, there’s no question about it.
Generation upon generation we all know this. Still
we walk on..
Stadtmosphère is an ongoing project by XZhi
with the city as its object, its source material.
The medium of choice for the project is video, and
operated by a human. In practice this means this
human has to switch on a video camera by
sufficiently pressing the Rec(ord)-button - mostly a
round red one – aim the camera and move its body.
The video camera is then used as a device to
capture, to sample sequences of city - visuals and
sounds - during planned and spontaneous trips by
foot and partly by using human transportation
These voyages are later manipulated and/or left
intact during the editing phase: chaos & order
and form & content can be both manipulated and
left untouched in order to create a world (city) of