Julius von Bismarck (1983, Breisach)
Artworks by this artist
Space Fish (Raumfisch), 2017
In Space Fish (Raumfisch), Julius von Bismarck (b. 1983, Breisach) realized a site-specific performance by employing a tropical freshwater fish to swim through the cold waters of the Antarctic Sea, facilitated by a custom swimsuit. The work’s thematic background revolves around human exploration. The swimsuit resembles a spacesuit, echoing man’s drive to explore, and the romantic connotations innate in the discovery of new worlds. Referencing man’s first Antarctic expeditions, the fish reimagines the subject of the adventurer.