1,000 sqm footprint by the krank ‘invades’ greek island

The krank’s massive ‘footprint’ invades greek island 

 

On the occasion of Paxos Biennale 2022, Greek visual artist The Krank has completed a 1,000 square-meter land art project near the Mongonissi bay in Greece. Titled ‘Footprint’, the large-scale installation is a poignant metaphor for humanity’s continuing and devastating impact on ecological systems worldwide. To create this impressive work, the artist worked silently for 15 days, shaking up the island of Paxos with his bold and touching message. 

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image © Themis Boikos 

 

 

a call for urgent environmental change

 

Specifically, The Krank’s artwork (see more here) spotlights the urgent need to balance between economic growth, social well-being, and environmental conservation — keeping in mind that the Covid-19 pandemic continues to cast a shadow over global sustainable development discussions. 

 

 

 

 

‘Conceptually, ‘Footprint’ deals with the meaning of loss. Nature, ecosystems, and biodiversity are all in a variable state with a negative sign. The parallelism that emerges through the impermanence of my work, and our presence as a species, reinforces the message I wanted to communicate. Everything is fluid, and nothing should be taken for granted,’ shares the artist. 

this 1,000 sqm land art in greece echoes humanity’s destructive ecological footprint

image © Themis Boikos 

this 1,000 sqm land art in greece echoes humanity’s destructive ecological footprint

image © Themis Boikos 

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image © Themis Boikos 

footprint 3

image © The Krank 

 

 

 

project info:

 

name: Foot
land art: The Krank
program: Paxos Biennale 2022

aerial photography: Themis Boikos 

 

 

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lea zeitoun | designboom

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