ABOUT "THE ARCHITECTURE OF HUNTING"
Belvédère Asset Management Headquarter
Zurich | Switzerland
HIGH SEATS AS ARCHITECTURAL ICONS OF HUNTING
As an architectural representative of hunting, highseats can be found everywhere in the European landscape. So self-evident that you hardly ever pay any attention to them in everyday life. At the edge of settlements, hidden in the forest or lost in large fields you find them embedded in the landscape.
“As a child, high seats were mystical, while also forbidden places for me. Places of retreat, with an unobstructed view. Both hunting and architecture embody two of the most archaic themes that made mankind the living being that populates our planet today.”
In their architectural pragmatism, Lambertz' highseats are sometimes borderline bizarre and become a symbol of a mechanistic relationship between modern humans and nature. With his image processing and the systematic reduction of motifs, he makes the grotesque traits of this minimalist architecture visible. The works thus develop a mystical, sometimes menacing effect and at the same time manage to initiate a typological analysis while avoiding trivial judgment.