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Two years ago, artists Maria and Natalia Petschatnikov took a trip to Westfjords in Iceland. The impression of Iceland that the two got, they compare to a miracle. This miracle is the impetus for the complex, expansive installation that the artists developed especially for the Galerie im Körnerpark.

Balustrade im Neuköllner Körnerpark
Balustrade im Neuköllner Körnerpark © tanja dickert

They created a landscape of mountains, waterfalls, and pathways characterized by tactility, materiality, and incompleteness. The exhibition space transforms into a total work of art in which the audience moves.

The title of the exhibition comes from the Icelandic mythology Huldufólk, in which invisible people live as supernatural beings in nature. According to this mythological tradition, parallel to the country's population, there is another people in the subterranean realm who, despite their "invisibility," still play an important role in Iceland today.

In "Hidden People", Iceland is a metaphor for the longing for untouched nature and the power of wonder. It is a fascinating and enigmatic place that invites experimentation and reflection.
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