Efeu Ex

Re-design of the Stadtwerkstatt facade:

Ivy Ex consists of nature and a pneumatic machine on the house facade of the Stadtwerkstatt. The installation machine is pneumatically driven via four ratchet wheels, a spring is transported between plant circles via approximately 15 deflection rollers. The façade installation is very similar to the Stadtwerkstatt-Infolab. In other words, the installation makes the artistic content of the Stadtwerkstatt visible as references to nature, information and technology are made.

Facade installation EFEU EX

Wild growth and steampunk: Nature and machine overlap on the Stadtwerkstatt facade. A pneumatic machine in steampunk aesthetics was incorporated into the wild growth. Nature, ecology and technology coexist in peaceful contrast. A spring is transported through the plants via four drive wheels that rotate at different speeds and on which the names STWST, STROM, SERVUS, FRO can be read. The pneumatic machine currently runs every hour betw 2 and 8 pm.

Façade as artistic display: The design of the Stadtwerkstatt building façade has a long tradition. In the 80s, for example, the Sgraffito Alchemia was intended to protect the house from demolition with art. In the 90s, the idea of a technical Wild Ivy as a neon sign display thematized a new eternal character of technology. The ivy with its name was the inspiration for this, because the plant develops longevity with toughness and ever new shoots. Since 2015, the current facade installation Efeu Ex (Ivy Ex) refers to the then wild ivy. The remains of the implementation at that time were misappropriated, it was greened, the idea of critically reflecting nature, information systems as well as technological development was taken up. Since 2021, there are additionally four flower images on the top edge of the façade: as rematerialized NFTs, the Tylipas are enthroned as blockchain-generated flatware as well as an ecological fake above the real ecological niche of the vertical garden.

Party life: The organic-pneumatic coexistence of plants and machines extends into the house of the Stadtwerkstatt and becomes a space-bending machine and parallel-world party zone in a time hole at night: with a guarantee of oblivion after the intoxication.

EFEU EX is a project of the Stadtwerkstatt and was opened in April 2015.
The Tylipas by Michael Aschauer were hung in 2021.

A text about the facade installation Ivy Ex has been published in the Versorgerin #105.


1990er Jahre - Wild Ivy:

1980er Jahre - Sgraffito Alchemia: