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the idea of a tree -objects
2008 - ongoing | production of unique pieces | self-initiated
the idea of a tree - benches - greenexamples of two benches
one benchbench made in Vienna
two the idea of a tree lampsdetail bench
two the idea of a tree lampstwo lamps 'Sept. 4th, 2009, Linz' and 'Sept. 3rd. 2nd, 2009, Linz
detail of a labeldetail of a label, telling day and place of production
the idea of a tree - sideboardsideboard on a oak structure
detail sideboarddetail of the sideboard
the idea of a tree - containerthe idea of a tree - container
the idea of a tree -rocking benchthe idea of a tree - rocking bench
the idea of a tree - object sketchsketch on the idea of a tree - objects

'The idea of  a tree' - objects are the outcomes from recorder one. 'The idea of  a tree' is a production process which uses the natural input of the sun with a mechanical process. This creates unique objects that represent the sun's intensity of the day and place of production.

The length/height of the resulting object depends on the sun hours of the day.
winter = shorter objects
summer = longer objects


The thickness of the layer and the colour is depending on the amount of sun-energy.
more sun = thicker layer and paler colour
less  sun = thinner layer and darker colour


The correlation between input and output makes the changes visual and readable. The product becomes a three-dimensional ‘photograph’ of the time and the place where it is produced.

After one day of winding the cotton structure can be 'harvested' off the machine. A few days, later the dried piece is finished by hand and a label, telling day and place of production, is placed on the evening side of the object.
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production: on request
produced by the machine 'recorder one' and mischer'traxler

collection:
- two lamps and a bench are part of the permanent collection of the Art Institute Chicago
- one bench is part of the permanent collection of the Imperial Furniture Collection - Hofmobiliendepot Vienna

bench and rocking bench:
material: recycled cotton, glue, colour, resin, fiberglass
dimensions: 40 x 40cm; length: depending on sun hours, short in winter, long in summer - min.: 45cm-max.100cm

lamp:
material: recycled cotton, glue, colour, resin
dimensions: ca.: 40 x 26cm; length: depending on sun hours, short in winter, long in summer - min.: 30cm-max.60cm

sideboard:
material: recycled cotton, glue, colour, resin
dimensions: 60 x 100cm; length: depending on sun hours, short in winter, long in summer - min: 45cm-max.100cm

container:
material: recycled cotton, glue, colour, resin
dimensions: 28 x 18cm; length: depending on sun hours, short in winter, long in summer - min: 30cm-max. 50cm