Performative wood sculptures:

The sculpture is only complete when it is used by a body with which it then forms a body unit. The empty stool sculpture refers to a person who is absent.


IKONS
This performative sculpture with sculptural drawing is dedicated to the Polish LGBT activists Joanna Gzyra-Iskandar, Anna Prus and Elzbieta Podlesna. They have depicted the icon Black Madonna of Czestochowa on posters with a rainbow colored with a rainbow-colored halo, thus fighting for equality to fight for equal rights. They were accused of for violating religious feelings and were acquitted.
When you sit on this sculpture, you become part of the sculptural drawing.
Material: oak, walnut, photography, partially gilded.
2021
Foto: VN Jaeger © 2020
Foto: VN Jaeger © 2020

 

PULVERTURM MEMORIAL IN JENNERSDORF, AUSTRIA
Title: THE CITY WITHOUT
Draft for a monument


The monument thematizes the Shoa and refers symbolically to a respectful togetherness of people. Special emphasis is placed on the visibility of groups that are not seen as part of the majority society - in this case represented by the Star of David. The title "The city without" is chosen openly and emphasizes the possibilities that are offered to a society, for example, the city can be without prejudice, without refugees, without hate.
The armchair sculpture refers to the film "The City Without Jews" (directed by Hans Karl Breslauer, 1924), which is a film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Hugo Bettauer (1922). Today, the film is considered worldwide as the first explicit cinematic statement against anti-Semitism.


INSCRIPT:
In memory of 29 Jewish forced laborers, who were
murdered here in February 1945, by representatives of the
Nazi regime.
Nameless but not forgotten.
Resistance is possible.

 

2020

THE CRACK - JAMES TIPTREE Jr.

 

This chair sculpture has as topic James Tiptree Jr. aka Alice B. Sheldon. On the surface is inscribed a quotation - which I altered - from Sheldon's biographer, Julie Phillips, which reads: "Around this time, for reasons unknown, he also underwent removal of the uterus."

 

Oak, oil paint, stain, ink.

Seat height approx. 42 cm / 17 inch

 

2021

Foto: VN Jaeger © 2019
Foto: VN Jaeger © 2019

STEPHAN_IE HOLLENSTEIN

For more information about this work: History Channel.

 HOLE

A guide to hole making and the art of queer living

2019

Approx.: 23 cm x 16 cm x 1 cm and H 34 cm x L 44 cm x B 30 cm

 

Assies instead of selfies:

Persons should sit on this stool sculpture and make a photo trough the hole and give the foto in the book. In this way the book developes and becomes a collection of assies.

Foto: VN Jaeger, Klangkörper, 2016 ❘ © VN Jaeger 2017
Foto: VN Jaeger, Klangkörper, 2016 ❘ © VN Jaeger 2017

KLANGKÖRPER

Mahagony, oak, larch, stone pine; oiled.

Seat height approx. 42 cm / 17 inch

Approx. 42 cm x 60 cm 41 cm / 17 inch x 24 inch x 24 inch

2016

 

 

Performative wood sculpture: sculpture is only complete when it is used by a body with which it then forms a sound body unit.

Human body in the picture: Em Schwarzwald as sound body unit - wearing her works Balbale and Jumpsuit.

JAMES TIPTREE Jr.

Oak, larch, oil paint, pencil.

Seat height approx. 33 cm / 13 inch

Diameter approx. 28 cm / 11 inch

2019

 

This stool sculpture is inspired by a stool that stood in the parental home - the so-called "African Room" - of James Tiptree Jr. aka Alice B. Sheldon. On the surface is inscribed a quotation from Sheldon's biographer, Julie Phillips, which reads: "Around this time, for reasons unknown, she also underwent removal of the uterus."