“Objects have physically disappeared. Only their images and their memory remain.”
–José de Jesús Martínez, Teoria del Vuelo, Panamá, 1979.
Artist Michael Stevenson makes adjustments to narrative texts, re-constructs objects and renders images which draw, by means of allegory, upon his long-standing fascination with island states. For Portikus—positioned on an island in the river Main and home to a bird sanctuary—Michael Stevenson takes on the entire building and translates its structure into a large camera obscura to produce an image “in-flight.
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