La Famiglia This hand-knitted (and self-knitted) ensemble of 20 sculptures plays with forms, changes and contrasts. Each sculpture is made with synthetic grey wool and yellow UV wool and can be shaped differently by rolling, folding, wrapping, etc. No known objects or symbols are created. The forms form the basis of a fictitious, incomprehensible language. From each sculpture 1 to 3 dozen variants can be produced. Inside becomes outside, above becomes below, right becomes left - one transforms into the other and remains contained in it. The sculptures always hang, lie and stand somewhat precariously. A frequently appearing formation is the invagination. This term technicus is used in biology and medicine. Among other things, it describes a phase in the embryogenesis of multicellular animals in which a cavity filled with fluid is inverted; the cotyledons are formed. Invagination often leads to a phallus in the sculptures. Vagina and phallus are mutually dependent and simultaneously present. If a different shape is chosen, both forms may disappear. However, they are potentially always present and are anchored in the memory when looking at them. To set up the ensemble, each of the 20 sculptures is brought into a concrete form. 5 sculptures are accompanied by the replica (3D print) of one of their variants. In contrast to the sculptures, they are rigid and unchangeable. They represent the virtual unit of a sculpture and have a mnemonic function. The film "Allegro Assai" is a visual piece of music that shows the diversity of the formations. Changes of form and light create rhythm and sound. The film "Variations" suggests a few of the 87 quadrillion possibilities for setting up the ensemble. For comparison: There are about 1 quadrillion stars in the observable universe (Source: Wolfram Alpha, September 2018). 76 GIFs set the sculptures in motion. Physiological and psychological processes can be observed in the GIFs: Growing, shrinking, twitching, touching, swallowing, strangling, earth crushing; it is broken out and captured; the sculptures show effort, stagnation, dynamics, activity and passivity; and in everything there is the unredeemed, the symbiotic, the frightening, the erotic, the playful, the cheerful. The replicas as well as the films and the GIFs are integral parts of the ensemble. Wit and irony are intended. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator
La Famiglia This hand-knitted (and self-knitted) ensemble of 20 sculptures plays with forms, changes and contrasts. Each sculpture is made with synthetic grey wool and yellow UV wool and can be shaped differently by rolling, folding, wrapping, etc. No known objects or symbols are created. The forms form the basis of a fictitious, incomprehensible language. From each sculpture 1 to 3 dozen variants can be produced. Inside becomes outside, above becomes below, right becomes left - one transforms into the other and remains contained in it. The sculptures always hang, lie and stand somewhat precariously. A frequently appearing formation is the invagination. This term technicus is used in biology and medicine. Among other things, it describes a phase in the embryogenesis of multicellular animals in which a cavity filled with fluid is inverted; the cotyledons are formed. Invagination often leads to a phallus in the sculptures. Vagina and phallus are mutually dependent and simultaneously present. If a different shape is chosen, both forms may disappear. However, they are potentially always present and are anchored in the memory when looking at them. To set up the ensemble, each of the 20 sculptures is brought into a concrete form. 5 sculptures are accompanied by the replica (3D print) of one of their variants. In contrast to the sculptures, they are rigid and unchangeable. They represent the virtual unit of a sculpture and have a mnemonic function. The film "Allegro Assai" is a visual piece of music that shows the diversity of the formations. Changes of form and light create rhythm and sound. The film "Variations" suggests a few of the 87 quadrillion possibilities for setting up the ensemble. For comparison: There are about 1 quadrillion stars in the observable universe (Source: Wolfram Alpha, September 2018). 76 GIFs set the sculptures in motion. Physiological and psychological processes can be observed in the GIFs: Growing, shrinking, twitching, touching, swallowing, strangling, earth crushing; it is broken out and captured; the sculptures show effort, stagnation, dynamics, activity and passivity; and in everything there is the unredeemed, the symbiotic, the frightening, the erotic, the playful, the cheerful. The replicas as well as the films and the GIFs are integral parts of the ensemble. Wit and irony are intended. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator