CARE LESS, 2021
Willow rods, tape, LED light
600 x 600 x 400 cm
4th International Student Biennial in Split, Croatia
A linear black grid extends along the walls and floor from one corner of the action hall. Some lines extend up to 6 meters into the space, others end shorter. In this zone, an organic object made of natural material floats in the center.
If one approaches the installation, the grid around the sculpture flickers. Similar to an optical illusion, the black lines make the corner appear sometimes deep, sometimes very close. A smell reminiscent of wet wood becomes more and more intensely perceptible. A super nest of willow rods seems to hover weightlessly above the ground.
The sticks are wildly and very tightly woven into each other, forming an oval, egg-like shape. From a small round opening in the center of the sculpture, warm light shines, revealing a carefully woven structure inside.
The place of the installation seems transformed from the exhibition space that surrounds it, as if it were in a sphere where time stands still. All the more perceptible is the awareness of one’s own physicality and for the environment seemingly constructed according to fixed specifications.
The work engage in a playful dialogue between organic and technical processes. The digital, linear view of the world set forth by the grid combines with the sensual and ephemeral physicality of the chosen material to form the core of the work. It conveys a sense of coming home – to nowhere.
Beewax, wood, led, white wash
120 x 80 x 5 cm
A scent of beeswax spreads from the sculpture into the room. The wax was cast using clay casts from a shingle house wall. Honeymoon is gently illuminated from behind.
Wood, withe wash
150 x 120 x 3 cm