BIO[TÄG]

Concept
The entry concept dealt with the topic of the variable climbing wall. As a guideline for research we informed ourselves up to this point about current possibilities of biotechnology and roughly estimated future technologies of genetics.

We assume that in 2084 we will be able to write complex genomes (genetic information DNA/RNA) according to our ideas, in order to successfully transfer them into cells in a further step.
Our concept is based on the idea that climbing holds are organic and therefore grow in given forms like plants. Around this starting point we developed the concept of guerilla climbing.
The climbing hold initially consists of a collection of cells, which are enclosed in a pea-sized shell. This shell including its contents is produced by a plant as a fruiting body and looks like a small beads. The stalk of the plant also grows into the shape of a blowpipe. This blowpipe is later used to shoot the beads (future climbing holds) at walls. The plant in turn grows from seeds which can be purchased from a dealer.

Cultivation
The climber buys the seeds from the trader in spring and plants them in a pot at home. The seeds grow into a plant. It forms the fruiting bodies and the blowpipe until summer. When this has happened, the beads are picked off and the blowpipe is separated from the rest of the stalk. Since the beads are organic and can rot, they must be used in a relatively short period of time. The climbing can begin!
The climber now sets off with the beads and blowpipe to the selected climbing point. Once there, he considers a climbing route and the distance between the climbing holds and thus the degree of difficulty. Then he shoots bead by bead with the blowpipe to the desired spot, the beads burst and start to grow.
In a short time the grips are fully developed. Now it is time to climb!
Since the holds are subject to the seasons, in autumn they detach from the wall like leaves from trees and begin to decompose. Next year there will be room for a new climbing route at this place and the plant will sprout again.


Manifest by Julian Reineck

Manifest by Stephan Hildebrand

student:Julian Reineck &
Stephan Hildebrandt
project:2048
year:2014/15