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
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.
In memory of 29 Jewish forced laborers, who were
murdered here in February 1945, by representatives of the
Nameless but not forgotten.
Resistance is possible.
Consisting of the simultaneous performance “Herzschlag” and the interactive chairsculpture with a voice message “Stephan*ie Hollenstein und Kamerad*innen” this performative intervention on the pre-future brings us in touch with the history of the VBKÖ and Stephan*ie Hollenstein - an expressionist painter, Nazi and one of the VBKÖ most important directors during National Socialism.
For more information about this work: History Channel.
Titel: BUCHSKULPTUR BESTEHEND AUS ZWEI TEILEN:
SKULPTURTEIL 1 BEUTELBUCH - SKULPTURTEIL 2 SCHINDELTIER
H 144 x B 74 x L 108 H 56 bis 80 x B 50 bis 70 x L 140
For more information about this work: Buchskulptur
A guide to hole making and the art of queer living
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.
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
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
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."