Project Noah’s Ark or Planting the Skies


"Arche Noah" was first presented at the 1981 Art Market in Baden (near Vienna). On the second day, the ark was severely damaged by an act of sabotage.

The second presentation was at the opening project of the Alternative Programme of the "Wiener Festwochen" in 1982.
The ark is in the shape of an airship, loaded with a piece of meadow. The meadow is a symbol of life, demonstrating that all organic beings are equal.

The ark was positioned over a pond in front of the Karlskirche in Vienna for three days. The original idea of floating freely in the skies was abandonned due to the closeness of Vienna`s airport.

Object size:
Length: 10m
Width: 3m
Height: 5m
Weight: 12kg