A Clan of Robins living in the Palm Tree House at Kew Gardens

Robins hardly migrate and if they do, only from the Northern part of Europe to escape harsh winters. Then they can be found as far south as Sicily and Spain, even Morocco and Egypt, but only to return to colder climates when it gets warm again.

Even though by nature European, these birds in the Palm Tree House have changed their habit and chose to live all year round in a tropical environment. Their new home features hot air and high humidity as well as various exotic plants of rain forests and paradise beaches.

Rose-Ringed Parakeets living in London‘s Suburbs

The air space above London is filled with passing clouds and distant airplanes - invisible lines that connect different cities and human metropoles on this planet.

Just like robins, parakeets normally do not migrate. Originally they are native to Africa and the Indian Subcontinent. How exactly the current population of parakeets first came to exist and thrive in England is unknown, although the most common theory is that since the 1970-ties several breeding pairs of the species either escaped or were released on purpose.

Habitat was made in collaboration with: Lynne Kouassi

Habitat is a 2-channel video installation (6:45 min | 9:45 min) on two large curved projection screens. The videos are edited as a seamless loop with 6-channel audio.

A Clan of Robins living in the Palm Tree House at Kew Gardens

Channel 1 - 6:45min


Rose-Ringed Parakeets living in London‘s Suburbs

Channel 2 - 9:45min


Regionale 21 | Songs from the end of the world

05.12.2020 - 09.05.2021, E-Werk Freiburg (DE)

Curated by Heidi Brunnschweiler / Jana Spät (Assistance)

Participating Artists:
Anja Cueni, Daniel Vollmond & Lynne Kouassi, Jasper Mehler, Paula Mierzowsky & Johann Diel, Björn Nussbächer, Julian Salinas, Lea Torcelli, Florian Thate, Jodok Wehrli

E-WERK / Galerie für Gegenwartskunst
Eschholzstr. 77
79106 Freiburg


04.05.2019 - 23.06.2019, Kunsthaus Langenthal (CH)

Curated by Eva-Maria Knüsel

Participating Artists:
Anja Braun, Leo Hoffmann, Daniel V. Keller, Lynne Kouassi & Daniel Vollmond and Rebecca Kunz

Kunsthaus Langenthal

Marktgasse 13
CH-4900 Langenthal

#Urban Ecology:

The relation of living organisms - plants, animals and humans - with each other and their surroundings in an urban environment: In my practice 'Urban Ecology' is related to the discourse of 'Postcolonialism' because many foreign species now live in our cities. This is for example why 'Urban Ecology' provides an opportunity to talk about migration as a political issue through the perspective of animals and plants and to ask one simple question: where is home?

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