Artist Spotlight: Lena Steinkühler

Something unimaginable has been made possible through Lena Steinkühler's graduation project. Watch her idea: a short with abstract plants and creatures, which change their forms, adapting to the straightness of the technology, in New York.

New York Biotopes

“New York Biotopes” is a bachelor graduation project from Lena Steinkühler that deals with abstract plants and creatures, which change their forms because of insufficient living space and adapt themselves to the surroundings of the metropolis New York City.

A type of metamorphosis, where the newly developed vegetation assimilates elements of the city and makes them useful for their own purposes. These creatures and plants, partly mechanical, partly organically in appearance, spread more and more over the city and fill it up with life.

“My idea was to create a film, that fills up the metropolis New York with vegetation, that adapts to the straightness of the technology and the given situation. This happens through the assimilation of structures and forms. These biotopes are shaped by the existing living environment, but in turn also shape the newly developed living environment by their presence. In other words, a symbiotically coexistence begins.”

Take a look at the clever creation below.

New York Biotopes from Lena Steinkühler on Vimeo.

I love the concept of this entire project and am quite amazed at the beauty that is produced from it.