Bio Interloper

Crystal Wagner's avatar Crystal Wagner

Bio Interloper: Large-scale site-specific installations made using everyday materials like birthday party table cloth, cut paper, and chicken wire in combination with layered screen prints. Bio Interloper is growth somewhere between the plastic and artificial environment of our everyday experiences with man-made materials, consumerism and technology and the exotic landscapes that occupy the surface of our earth. It explores ideas related to human beings and the increasingly severe divide between themselves and the natural world by growing, as if it were a life form, through the gallery. The installation can be found in two different locations at UICA. The first in the lobby, visible from the street and below, and the second inside on the south wall climbing up and over the stairwell. Both were built site-specifically over the duration of 3 1/2 weeks on site, with an emphasis on different environments affecting the way something grows and populates a space. For both the lobby and south wall installations, it relates to the color, the form, and the way they consume the space they occupy. Fast forward to the year 2050, were plastic grows by itself. : )

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
  • Depth: South Wall 25ft, Lobby 4ft
  • Medium: two site-specific installation, table cloth, chicken wire, screen print (Facade & South Wall)
  • Width: South Wall 15ft, Lobby 30ft
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: South Wall 22ft, Lobby 15ft