Invisible Sculpture

Invisible Sculpture is based on a reversal of the sculptural working technique of the lost mould. Understood as a process result, each Invisible Sculpture comprises various types of materiality or medium/form variations. In order to secure the trace evidence, something totally arbitrary is placed on a working underlay and treated with colour. This initial manoeuvre is followed by the partial marking of the arbitrary item via moulding. The result from the separation of the two, i.e. the physical marking on the one hand and the subtraction of the arbitrary item on the other, is sensual data which activates the reversal. The “temporary markings” (Rosalind E. Krauss) are captured via long-exposure photographs or video.

Invisible Sculpture_019 (AXOPn – upgrade/ subtract version)

2015-2019
– acrylic, plaster, ‘Rasen Green’ colour 07 grey with drainage naps, antistatic, luxury class 2, framed ca. 139 cm x 242 cm x 4 cm
– video, projection in upright format, 4:3, PAL, colour, original sound, loop


working underlay, photo: Dirk Uebele


detail working underlay, photo: Dirk Uebele

Invisible Sculpture_019 (AXOPn)

2015

multi-part work:
– Aluminium profiles, plaster, jute, perforated tape, ca. 250 cm x 126 cm x 126 cm
– acrylic, plaster, ‘Rasen Green’ colour 07 grey with drainage naps, antistatic, luxury class 2, framed ca. 139 cm x 242 cm x 4 cm
– video, projection in upright format, 4:3, PAL, colour, original sound, loop
– light
Installation view, photo: Dirk Uebele (detail)

In case of Invisible Sculpture_019 (AXOPn) the arbitrary item is a big balloon, which is filled with helium gas. The „temporary markings“ are provided by a video. The images of the video, in which 3D-generated animation sequences are integrated, have been taken with different cameras (a camera which was positioned on a tripod, action cam). With the pretension to reflect artistically about the peculiarity of 3D-generated space, I made a copy of my Berlin studio for the animations. In the exhibition the working underlay is transcoded to a panel painting.

All installation views and details: Kunstverein Bellevue-Saal, Wiesbaden (DE), two-person exhibition AXOPn with Levent Kunt, 8 October to 1 November 2015


Installation view, photo: Dirk Uebele


video still


video still


Installation view, photo: Dirk Uebele


Detail, photo: Dirk Uebele


Detail, photo: Dirk Uebele


Detail, photo: Dirk Uebele


Invisible Sculpture_018 (Venus II)

2015-2019

Studio view, two-part work:
– Photograph: C-print/ acrylic/ aluminium, 100 x 82 cm
– Plaster, Vaseline, acrylic, textile on paper, framed 109 x 79 cm


Installation detail: photo, camera: Mamiya RB 67 Pro-S


Installation detail: working underlay



Invisible Sculpture_017 (Venus I)

2015-2019


Studio view, multi-part work:
– Photograph: C-print
– Plaster, Vaseline, acrylic, textile on paper, framed 109 x 79 cm
Presentation variable. Format and number of photographs variable due to exhibition situation.


Installation detail: photo, camera: Mamiya RB 67 Pro-S


Installation detail: working underlay

Invisible Sculpture_016

2014-2019

Studio view, multi-part work:
– Photographs: C-print
– Plaster, Vaseline, acrylic, textile on paper, framed 109 x 79 cm
Presentation variable. Format and number of photographs variable due to exhibition situation.


Installation detail: forth photograph, camera: Mamiya RB 67 Pro-S


Installation detail: working underlay