giant legs tear through the ceiling in this monumental installation by spanish artist mario mankey. titled ‘ego erectus’, the sculpture takes the form of two enormous feet stomping through the roof of the haus exhibition venue in berlin. standing in the middle of the room — and seemingly the base of what is a colossal creature hidden in the floors above — the limbs engage with the architecture of the site, with pieces of the ceiling scattered across the floor. 


all images courtesy of mario mankey

 

 

mankey’s installation has been presented at the haus in berlin — an old bank-turned-art space that hosts the work of hundreds of creatives. 165 artists turned an entire building into a gigantic and immersive experience, filled with art concepts featured across a vast range of disciplines. mankey ‘manifests the underlying contradictions between humans and primates,‘ he describes. ‘he works with human behaviors that he finds disturbing, focusing mainly on the eternal contradictions of the modern individual as a result of their ambitions and limitations.’


the sculpture takes the form of two enormous feet stomping through the roof


the limbs engage with the architecture of the site


the installation has been presented at the haus in berlin


the old bank-turned-art space hosts the work of hundreds of creatives


after the exhibition, ‘footprints’ linger on the floor 

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