Der freie Grundriss engages the common housefly in co-producing a piece of art as it entitles the fly to be a flying sculpture.
In autumn 2014 a pupated fly maggot is placed inside a small hole in one of David Chipperfield’s temporary tree pillars at Neue Nationalgallerie. Once the fly hatches from its cocoon it will fly freely through the museum without any limitations by the museum or its staff. It is invited to interact with other artworks. Dr. Joachim Jäger, Head of the Neue Nationalgalerie, is bound by contract to respect the fly as a living artwork, and provide for its well-being.
With kind support from the Institut für Raumexperimente, Olafur Eliasson and Christina Werner