Lüscher’s artificial paradise is based upon the presumed terraced configuration of the Babylonian gardens. From the highest point in the exhibition room, the cascades of her golden-yellow sea of blossoms fall like a waterfall over the steps of a grid framework – but it is not forsythia or other plants that grow on these sunbathed steps. Visitors who view these cascades and know nothing of the legends associated with Semiramis, Babylon or ancient architecture and garden art experience a beauty which is not the result of particular richness, but which emerges from a special view on everyday life in close conjunction with a use of mass production of the 20th and 21st centuries.


Renate Petzinger 2006






The Hanging Gardens

of Semiramis II, 2006

Die Hängenden Gärten

der Semiramis II, 2006


Room installation (version II)

Yellow Polyethylen strips (5 cm wide), crocheted, over a wooden construction

630 x 1000 x 1000 cm

Stiftung Situation Kunst, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, 2021



Museum Wiesbaden 2006



Wiesbaden 2006, pp 12-15 (ill)



Engelhard 2006. Huther 2006. Petzinger 2006


See no 907, 920 (objects) and 921



Ed Restle