• Matthias Wagner K

    Alberto Weber

    Matthias Wagner K’s installation, entitled Bufo Viridis (Green toad, 1989), presents a seductive but threatening environment that ominously calls to mind our increasingly sterile and lifeless relationship to nature, and that seems to place survival within the distant realm of the unimaginable. Through the use of a simple formal language, Wagner K addresses the altering or taming of nature. As in many of Wagner K’s previous works, the presence of a vibrant blue light and shallow pools of water seems to distinguish the piece from the rigorously antimimetic by initiating a discourse with both the

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