When the fear of a second COVID-19 wave swept through Germany in autumn 2020, the photographer and artist did Jörg Gläscher decided to channel his own worries into a project that felt similarly large and dominant. “I worked (with the idea) of the pure force of nature, the all-destructive force that brings one of the richest countries in the world to a standstill,” he tells Colossal. “A wave is a periodic oscillation or a unique perturbation of the state of a system.”
From November 2020 to March 2021, Gläscher spent his days in a secluded location near Hamburg, where he collected deadwood and erected nine massive ridges, the largest of which is four meters high and nine meters wide and towers above the forest floor in undulating layers. Branches and twigs. Each iteration, which he photographs and then immediately destroys to reuse the materials, overwhelms the existing landscape with pools of once-flourishing matter.
Gläscher’s installations are part of a bigger diary project it started at the beginning of the pandemic. Since then he has published several magazines to present works from photography to sculpture in one place, which you can print together with printing his shop. You can find more of his multimedia projects at his side and Instagram. (above This is not luck)
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