Invocation for Hope

Superflux: Vienna Biennale


Invocation for Hope Installation By Superflux. For Vienna Biennale 2021. At Museum for Applied Arts. Photos courtesy MAK, by Stefan Lux Zetteler
From May 28, 2021 until October 3, 2021

Superflux invites humanity to reassess its place in the natural world, emerging from the grid-like ashes of fire-blackened trees into resurgent greenery – and a glistening pool with a surprise below the surface.

Invocation for Hope is a vast, immersive installation that examines the complex interconnected relationships throughout the natural world, and which raises the possibility of a more-than- human future – a post-anthropocentric planet in which humanity is just one part of a dynamic and multifaceted ecosystem.
After travelling through a grid-like forest of burnt and blackened pines – the unexpectedly graceful skeletons of a former time – you find, at its heart, a resurgent living forest, where multiple species living in harmony with humanity offer a promise of alternative life. In this cradle of biodiversity, you come to a freshwater pool, which reflects, not your own face, but another creature – a wolf, a lynx, a bison – coming to the water to drink.
Accompanied by a soundscape created by visionary musician Cosmo Sheldrake, the installation leads viewers one by one on a personal journey from the ravages of climate crisis to the possibility of renewal and a deeper connection with nature.

Invocation for Hope Installation By Superflux. For Vienna Biennale 2021. At Museum for Applied Arts. Photos courtesy MAK, by Stefan Lux Zetteler
Invocation for Hope Installation By Superflux. For Vienna Biennale 2021. At Museum for Applied Arts. Photos courtesy MAK, by Stefan Lux Zetteler
Invocation for Hope Installation By Superflux. For Vienna Biennale 2021. At Museum for Applied Arts. Photos courtesy MAK, by Stefan Lux Zetteler
Invocation for Hope Installation By Superflux. For Vienna Biennale 2021. At Museum for Applied Arts. Photos courtesy MAK, by Stefan Lux Zetteler
Invocation for Hope Installation By Superflux. For Vienna Biennale 2021. At Museum for Applied Arts. Photos courtesy MAK, by Stefan Lux Zetteler
Invocation for Hope Installation By Superflux. For Vienna Biennale 2021. At Museum for Applied Arts. Photos courtesy MAK, by Stefan Lux Zetteler
Invocation for Hope Installation By Superflux. For Vienna Biennale 2021. At Museum for Applied Arts. Photos courtesy MAK, by Stefan Lux Zetteler
Invocation for Hope Installation By Superflux. For Vienna Biennale 2021. At Museum for Applied Arts. Photos courtesy MAK, by Stefan Lux Zetteler
Invocation for Hope Installation By Superflux. For Vienna Biennale 2021. At Museum for Applied Arts. Photos courtesy MAK, by Stefan Lux Zetteler
Invocation for Hope Installation By Superflux. For Vienna Biennale 2021. At Museum for Applied Arts. Photos courtesy MAK, by Stefan Lux Zetteler
Invocation for Hope Installation By Superflux. For Vienna Biennale 2021. At Museum for Applied Arts. Photos courtesy MAK, by Stefan Lux Zetteler
Invocation for Hope Installation By Superflux. For Vienna Biennale 2021. At Museum for Applied Arts. Photos courtesy MAK, by Stefan Lux Zetteler
Invocation for Hope Installation By Superflux. For Vienna Biennale 2021. At Museum for Applied Arts. Photos courtesy MAK, by Stefan Lux Zetteler
Invocation for Hope Installation By Superflux. For Vienna Biennale 2021. At Museum for Applied Arts. Photos courtesy MAK, by Stefan Lux Zetteler
Invocation for Hope Installation By Superflux. For Vienna Biennale 2021. At Museum for Applied Arts. Photos courtesy MAK, by Stefan Lux Zetteler
Invocation for Hope Installation By Superflux. For Vienna Biennale 2021. At Museum for Applied Arts. Photos courtesy MAK, by Stefan Lux Zetteler
Invocation for Hope Installation By Superflux. For Vienna Biennale 2021. At Museum for Applied Arts. Photos courtesy MAK, by Stefan Lux Zetteler
Invocation for Hope Installation By Superflux. For Vienna Biennale 2021. At Museum for Applied Arts. Photos courtesy MAK, by Stefan Lux Zetteler
Invocation for Hope Installation By Superflux. For Vienna Biennale 2021. At Museum for Applied Arts. Photos courtesy MAK, by Stefan Lux Zetteler
Invocation for Hope Installation By Superflux. For Vienna Biennale 2021. At Museum for Applied Arts. Photos courtesy MAK, by Stefan Lux Zetteler
Invocation for Hope Installation By Superflux. For Vienna Biennale 2021. At Museum for Applied Arts. Photos courtesy MAK, by Stefan Lux Zetteler
Invocation for Hope Installation By Superflux. For Vienna Biennale 2021. At Museum for Applied Arts. Photos courtesy MAK, by Stefan Lux Zetteler