leaves that appear as fish

Anthropocene

Live drawing event at the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin

As part of the exhibition "+ultra. knowledge & gestaltung" Emil Sommerfeldt made 8 illustrations during a live drawing event with 3 other illustrators.

The illustrations

“Anthropo” meaning human and “cene” epoch, creating the word Anthropocene. The term defines Earth’s most recent geologic time period as being human-influenced, or anthropogenic, based on overwhelming global evidence that atmospheric, geologic, hydrologic, biospheric and other earth system processes are now altered by humans.

On the 19th of October 2016, Emil Sommerfeldt participated in a live drawing event organised in the context of the +ultra. knowledge & gestaltung exhibition at Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin. He made the following 8 drawings, illustrating suggested solutions to challenges our planet is facing.

leaves that appear as fish
plastic bag with a section of the ocean representing the pollution of the ocean. The bag has holes in it where the water is running out, meaning time is running out one finding a solution.
Could insects be the future of hot dogs
Idyllic farm with wifi symbol as sunset or sunrise
Cow coming out of syringe
pork factories, with chimneys as pig noses, and pink buildings
Plants with huge root systems, and small growth above ground
thriving plant springs from a lump of manure with dead plants outside it.

Live Drawing Event at Martin Gropius Bau

The live drawing event was part of the exhibition "+ultra. knowledge & gestaltung" which is about:

Gestaltung [design] is research, and research is Gestaltung. Using models, tools and images, the exhibition reveals the fundamental importance of creative processes for science and research for the first time. From the hand ax to the 3D-printed organ, from biomimetic materials to feeling prostheses, +ultra. knowledge & gestaltung presents the value of the insights and knowledge gained through the human transformations of nature, as well as their consequences. In a world, in which nature itself appears already shaped by human hand, the boundaries between nature and culture, organic and inorganic, matter and mind are increasingly eroding. Visitors can experience this tension as they explore expansive installations and witness images operations in which reality and simulation merge

Banner hanging on Martin-Gropius-Bau for the exhibition +ultra. knowledge & gestaltung

The banner for the "+ultra. knowledge & gestaltung" exhibition at Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin

Live drawing event at Martin-Gropius-Bau with Emil Sommerfeldt, Riika Laakso, Jay Wright, and Faezeh Shakoori Dizaji

Live drawing event at Martin-Gropius-Bau with Emil Sommerfeldt, Riikka Laakso, Jay Daniel Wright, and Faezeh Shakoori Dizaji.

emil sommerfeldt drawing at live drawing event Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin.

Emil Sommerfeldt at the live drawing event.

emil sommerfeldt drawing an illustration of animal farming at live drawing event at Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin.

The process of "Animal Farming" sketched out by Emil Sommerfeldt

flyer for the exhibition +ultra. knowledge & gestaltung at Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin.

The flyer for the "+ultra. knowledge & gestaltung" exhibition at Martin-Gropius Bau, Berlin.