“Sometimes, it felt like the inner workings of the universe made visible. It revolved slowly, then grew in complexity until it seemed, in substance if not style, like a collaboration between da Vinci, Picasso and Stephen Hawking.” Evening Post, New Zealand
The Light of the World – The Sugarcoat of Nuclear War
A world map built from white sugar cubes serves as a global canvas documenting the chronological history of nuclear detonations. This work provokes profound reactions and reflections on our technological advancements, their consequences and the impending threat of nuclear warfare and omnicide, the annihilation of all life forms, including humanity.
Saup, on the other hand, with his monumental sculpture “Avatar Incarnation cRdxXPV9GNQ” depicts the daily consumption of energy by the seemingly clean Internet so strikingly and impressively “that it will blow every visitor away and is guaranteed to make them think.”
A Conversation between Peter Weibel and Michael Saup, Karlsruhe, 2002
“When people disappear, new systems and ideas can emerge. But i’m not fighting for death, i’m trying to limit it: we humans participate in this evolution for such a short time that we can’t even observe it. there’s a huge play being played on stage and we don’t see any of it. That’s why I would like us to be able to extend this tiny window, these eighty years, a little. So that I can understand a little more of this play.”