The video installation ‘Nebularium’ (March 14th – March 17th 2021, Café zerottanta, Darmstadt) was designed based on the fascination triggered by natural spectacles and inspired by the movement of clouds. In this diploma project, concepts of urban nature and Darmstadt's infrastructure enter into dialogue, both with one another and with the recipients, and stimulate a city-nature game of thought.
‘While the global community is reviewing its relationship with nature against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing is certain: despite our technological advances, people are, in regards to health, water, food, medicines, clothing, fuel, shelter and energy, to name a few, completely dependent on a healthy and living ecosystems.’ (Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity. (2020).
Nature is our most valuable asset, as can be seen from the extract from ‘Global Biodiversity Outlook 5’. But man has lost touch with nature. We plunder the resources, yes the effects of our actions are not sufficiently tangible for us to understand and change them. (Vopel, K. W., 2001).
For Sara it goes without saying that we have to fundamentally change our relationship with nature and our lifestyle if we want to enable future generations to live on earth. Sara wants to motivate people to review their relationship to nature by experiencing nature in another way.
The work is a fictional natural spectacle. Concepts of urban nature and Darmstadt’s infrastructure enter into dialogue with each other as well as with the recipients and stimulate a city-nature game of thought based on the different and various movements of winds and clouds within our atmosphere.