Laurent Mignonneau & Christa Sommerer @ Sinclair Haus, Germany


The installation People on the Fly by Laurent Mignonneau & Christa Sommerer is featured in "Beating Wings, Insects in Contemporary Art" at the Sinclair Haus Museum. Exhibition from July 7 to October 13, 2019. The relationship between humans and insects has always been ambivalent: usefulness and damage, curse and blessing, fascination and phobia come to mind. The pressing issue of the disappearance of insects, however, has changed human perspective on the little creatures: their indisputable importance for the earth’s fragile ecological balance and biodiversity has come into sharper focus. Their increasing absence is becoming more and more noticeable, and this also increases our longing for their return. Now the animals which were driven away for decades by means of insecticides and insect traps are being treated to “insect hotels” in gardens, and beehives abound in unexpected places.


People on the fly

by Laurent Mignonneau & Christa Sommerer

by Laurent Mignonneau & Christa Sommerer
Interactive installation
In situ
Variable dimensions