mario mankey's colossal creature breaks through a berlin ceiling

mario mankey's colossal creature breaks through a berlin ceiling

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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