As nature is capable of reclaiming human habitats, Carlo Borer’s large-scale installations entitled “Sleeping with the Gods“ take over the exhibition space of Kulturstiftug Basel H. Geiger | KBH.G. The various installations and organic shapes, purposely designed for the exhibition space, have been made in a highly complex process of polished stainless steel and planned to a fraction of a millimetre. Each tapering or extension of the shape feeds on milestones on the evolutionary timeline—either on data of demographic development on earth based on models by the UN or on dramatic loss of biodiversity in the animal kingdom. It is a well-designed as well as an artistically powerful display of how both are related.
Carlo Borer calls himself a builder of objects. He creates art with very modern means. The techniques he applies and the materials he uses usually come from industry. Design, material, effect as well as his approach similar to that of a scientist in a lab are defining factors. He develops his ideas for a long time until he converts them into shapes with the help of complex software. Experts from Switzerland and abroad assist and support him with the implementation of his visions.
at “Sleeping with the Gods” at KBH.G, Basel
until July 10, 2022