The project AUTOBAHN EVOLUTION is about a fictional evolution of textile objects. The starting point for this experiment is the project AUTOBAHN (2021), which deals with the narrative of the feeling of freedom on German autobahns. Due to its easy-to-manipulate visual levels, AUTOBAHN was perfect for the further elaboration of an evolution story.
There are two different approaches to this. The first approach is the elaboration of evolutionary stages of development arising from a single entity. This scheme is adapted to the principle of „autogamy.“ Autogamy or self-fertilization is a form of reproduction in which only one parent is present or genetically contributes to reproduction. A form of reproduction that so far is used by some plants, animals, and fungi. However, the possibilities of genetic recombination are less than with offspring produced from different individuals.
The category „Generation Overload“ formes this part of the project. For this purpose, two distinct textile works are undergoing a kind of evolution arising from themselves. The particular characteristics of each species continue changing from generation to generation.