NEW YORK BIOTOPES

by Miryam Muller in


The amazing duality of New York City's urbanism and naturalism became the center of inspiration for Lena Steinkühler’s animation and motion graphics short, New York Biotopes.

The New York Biotopes deal with abstract plants and creatures, which change their forms because of insufficient living space and adapt themselves to the surroundings of the metropolis New York City. A type of metamorphosis, where the newly developed vegetation assimilates elements of the city and makes them useful for their own purposes. These creatures and plants, partly mechanical, partly organically in appearance, spread more and more over the city and fill it up with life.

It's amazing to watch how everything industrial and metropolitan becomes organic, breathing, undulating a hallucinatory hybrid.

Watch the video here!