is an artist and researcher. She creates situated artistic investigations located at the intersection of nature and culture to address climate breakdown as an ecological ethical, social, and political urgency. She uses paintings, sculpture, performative texts, and participatory events that operate both as research objects and as facilitation tools. In doing so, she builds infrastructures for living as naturecultures.
Amy Pekal will create practical sculptural objects from natural materials found on site. These are walking sticks made from branches, string, and pieces of wood transformed by woodworms and other insects. The walking sticks, which strengthen contact with one’s own body and with the landscape, will be available to anyone taking part in walks and going on mountain hikes. Amy was inspired by Dr. Brehmer’s pioneering methods of treating tuberculosis. During the mountain walks recommended by Dr. Brehmer, the patients of the historic Görbersdorf sanatorium, weakened by tuberculosis, supported themselves on wooden sticks.