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2019/06/12

Lupus Viator, 1994 – Basel, Switzerland⠀
Darya von Berner⠀

Galerie Triebold⠀
Wall painting and TVmonitor⠀
Foto: Grazia Branco⠀

In the Galerie Triebold (Basel), a large-scale wolf was painted on one of the gallery walls. A television monitor was built into the same wall, on which popular TV programmes where shown, from news to soap operas.⠀


The project Lupus Viator (latin: wolf walking) began as a series of monumental painted installations of an ephemeral nature and realised in situ. Later the project continued to evolve over a period of 7 years. It travelled to 7 different countries worldwide. ⠀
Taking into consideration its extensive duration, as well as its territorial movements, from country to country, Lupus Viator can be understood almost like a mythical pilgrimage, which covers the trails and places, where wolves have formerly roamed in abundance, before the species has widely become extinct.⠀

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