Up In Flames
40 x 40 cm
Diptychon Matterhorn & Langkofelgruppe
27.06. 2021 – 01.08.2021
curated by Sophia Petri
Which traces do we as humans leave behind in our environment? Are we always aware of the impact we have?
With her sculpture "Up In Flames", developed especially for the exhibition in Erlangen, AliPaloma pursues this critical question.
Her wax- sculptures remind of the breathtaking beauty of the Dolomites and Matterhorn. But the mountains as a tourist destination have a downside that we all know: guests and locals have covered these mountains with a kind of second nature, with a network of infrastructures, cable and cable cars, mountain stations, ski slopes and roads.The popular mountains that AliPaloma brought from the Alps to Erlangen can be set alight by the visitors.
While we shy away from harming the mountain on the wax model, in daily life we are tempted to consume the harmony and beauty of nature without thinking of the far- reaching consequences.