Nature meets itself in the stomach of the predators — Alice Creischer & Andreas Siekmann

Kunstraum Lakeside, Klagenfurt, 2014
Paperback, 45.5 × 30 cm, 48 pages, numerous ills. in color

Artistic research: Alice Creischer & Andreas Siekmann
Editor: Kunstraum Lakeside
Graphic design: Andreas Fogarasi

For the opening of Kunstraum Lakeside in 2005, Alice Creischer and Andreas Siekmann collaborated with students of the University in Klagenfurt to bring up to date sheets 58 and 59 [Monopolistic productions by European and non-European countries] from the atlas of Gesellschaft und Wirtschaft [Society and Economy] published by Otto Neurath and Gerd Arntz in 1930. The result is a large-scale work consisting of enamel panels for the Lakeside Park lecture hall, as well as a publication documenting the research on the development of monopolies. For their exhibition in the winter of 2014/15, the artists resumed work on this update ten years later, adding new research on the monopolization of seeds. Their work covers developments from the beginnings of the agro-industry during the Dust Bowl in the USA in the 1930s to the current impact of seed monopolies on global agriculture.