Dark Matter

Dennis Feddersen is a German visual artist who thinks big, and his sculptures truly invade the space they occupy.  Indoors or outside, his sculpture installations force their way into view as they overtake the surrounding environment.  There is an uncomfortable beauty that everybody finds in these installations as they seem playfully dangerous. 

Dennis experiments with different types of materials and textures, such as PVC bubbles or bendable plywood that seems to almost creep in wavelike fashion along a wall, creating knots within themselves, or even the use of different types of plastic. 

Flexibility is one of the most important criteria for his choice of materials, mainly inflatable black PVC, thus emphasising the possibilities that may arise during the creative process. He constantly adjusts his flexible sculptures in a series of trials: he reacts to the surrounding architecture and adapts his sculptures accordingly.

His works are like parasites: they take possession of the whole area, they intrude and almost undermine its very function, e.g. by making it inaccessible or by blocking views across the room. At the same time these installations seems to form a symbiosis with the room in deep connection with its architectural layout. His inflatable sculptures need architecture in order to be able to exist but likewise, architecture itself gains from this intrusion in as much as it receives completely new visual and spatial qualities from his works.


Project: Dark Matter

Location: Berlin, Germany

Architect: Dennis Feddersen, Berlin, Germany

Technical info: Inflatble black PVC

Picture credits: Dennis Feddersen