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Space Fish (Raumfisch), 2017

Space Fish (Raumfisch), 2017
JULIUS VON BISMARCK Romestraat 11, 8400 Oostende

In Space Fish (Raumfisch), Julius von Bismarck (b. 1983, Breisach) realized a site-specific performance by employing a tropical freshwater fish to swim through the cold waters of the Antarctic Sea, facilitated by a custom swimsuit. The work’s thematic background revolves around human exploration. The swimsuit resembles a spacesuit, echoing man’s drive to explore, and the romantic connotations innate in the discovery of new worlds. Referencing man’s first Antarctic expeditions, the fish reimagines the subject of the adventurer.

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