A hand-drawn and coloured image of a pyramid-shaped shelter, comprised of a wooden frame and thatched hay
Petter Yxell, Monos (sketch), 2019

MONOS

PETTER YXELL

EXHIBITION

 Hardington Moor

 

Are we alone in or alone with nature?

Monos uses traditional building techniques to create a small folly – a space in which only one person can enter at a time. Thatching is probably the closest we come to the nesting habits of other animals. Once a byproduct of a polycultural local agriculture, thatching straw is now grown separately in its own monocultures, which threatens local biodiversity.


ABOUT THE ARTIST

Petter Yxell combines themes of architecture, urbanism and dwelling with a keen interest in ecology in his work. His process often involves mapping and researching site-specific flora and fauna, and results in sculptural installations or spatial interventions as well as writing.


Selected by partner organisation Obsidian Coast

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