CAMPING - THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING A NOMAD
„Nomadic“ has become a common term with regard to the rapidly changing life in a globalized society.
The financial crisis enforced a wave of well educated migrants to move from the South to the North, from the East to the West and from the West to the East.
Nomadism is not associated with a cul- tural tradition connected to agricul- ture and folklore
Today, being a nomad is a prerequisite for economic survival in a complex and unpredictable world.
Visual artist Christoph Ziegler questions what con- stitutes nomadic life in the urban context through a performative instal- lation.
CAMPING, a life size construction build with waste and collected materials, reflects the pre-crisis living stand- ards and paraphrases
the current anti-consumption movements: recycling, do-it-yourself, „back to the roots“ etc.
At the same time, CAMPING is a viable nomadic architecture that also makes a reference to "Occupy Now!“ and its aim to redefine the urban space as a social space.
Ziegler does not spare his artwork from spontaneous CAMPING occupiers!
During the exhibition period, he invites four artists who transform the installation into an experimental platform which deals with the imaginary on neonoma- dism.
The interaction between artist, the installation and the visitor become an important part of the ephemeral working process of CAMPING.