Sunday, 13 March 2011
Work from lunar farside goes offspaces.
“In the beginning was an ordinary A4 sheet. It was, no one knows more and why, to a spitzkegligen form when folded. As a small umbrella-shaped object is moved a long time through my studio, always new relationships to other objects braiding. One day I built this object in the same proportions of sheet steel to 10x greater. 120 kg and larger than life had the steel object, but still light as a folded piece of paper. Now it was a place in the installation “Lunar Farside” , an abstract moonscape. As a piece of a spaceship traveling “steel” along with the moon rocks and meteorites to the Kunsthaus Langenthal, a hayloft in Habstetten and finally in the Kunsthalle Bern.
A crumpled piece of paper is often at some time during the course of his life. So it was for steel. Half a minute in the car and press while it was still hard, but now much smaller. Crumpled, folded, and now it fits in a box. After a brief stopover at Marks Blond is “steel” to travel to America to NASA and fly the next shuttle into space. Destination: graveyard orbit, the extra-terrestrial landfill. There, finally, it will lose its weight and drag on forever in zero gravity to circle around the earth.” – Karin Lehmann translated by Google.