Julia Krause-Harder

at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysics

Commissioned by the Max Planck Institute for Biophysics, Julia Krause-Harder developed a sculpture from recycled laboratory materials. The 2.60-metre-long dinosaur shows a young animal of the Plateosaurus genus and was made from old copper cables, plastic laboratory tubes and pipette tips. It will be on permanent display at the Institute from the end of September.

Julia Krause-Harder’s work is characterised by a deep fascination for palaeontology and geography. Her declared goal is the sculptural representation of all dinosaur species. To this end, she uses collected everyday objects or materials such as plastics, metals and wood, but also toys, cassettes or loose-leaf binders, which she assembles into anatomically precise and life-size creatures. Krause-Harder is particularly fascinated by the bipedal herbivore Plateosaurus, whose bones were discovered in southern Germany and are among the oldest specimens found in Germany.