© Joana Fischer, Zeitgeist, dimensions variable, ink and acrylic on drafting film, LED backlight, installation view
In Zeitgeist Joana Fischer explores the impression and appearance of organic and synthetic structures. Her site specific installation contrasts natural and artificial environments while playing with the optical confusions of natural appearing plastic landscapes. Her translucent, superposing and exposing use of ink and acrylic colors reflects the lightness and transparency of synthetic materials. Drawings of plastic films, bags, synthetic clothes create these landscapes and are illuminated from within by LED lights.
Joana finds her inspiration for her works the plastic pollution of our society; The countless usage of plastic bags, food wrappings and synthetic materials in clothing results in the contamination of the oceans and health problems caused by the release of dangerous chemicals from them.
The synthetic drafting films for the installation itself rectify the use of plastic and provoke notions on plastic consumption.