Para Site

The para-site or [Fundus] (german for »pool of findings«) consists of three components: Clamps, ropes and findings from the nearby environment. It represents a minimal intervention regarding »Parasitic living«.

It is an adventure to interact with the closeby environment. Use what you find where you find it and leave traces. Your playground may be everywhere - a garden, park, campsite or the next abandoned contruction site.

It is possible to build a temporary minimalistic entity but also a more complex living structure which always displays the conditions of the environment and the imagination of the actor.
Inspired by parasitic ways of life the clamp sinks its teeth into different materials. It substitutes tools like hammers, drillbits or connection elements like screws and nails. Through ropes the clamps are attached to any existing structure.

On tensile load the power of the clamp increases - like a tick holds tighter when one tries to remove it from the skin. Any findings from the nearby environment can be used for construction material while they are not destroyed but marked with a bite mark.

The para-site is in other words an invitation to play, improvise and experiment and an investigation about normative ways of living.

©Heinrich Ehnert, 2017