KUNSTNOMADIN

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2017 – 2018

GIVING AND TAKING

A Logbook
460 x 120 x 7 cm
The subject of giving and taking and its balance has always been a topic of philosophical and spiritual considerations. In order to reflect my personal relationship to nature in this context, I established an exchange of materials over the course of one year, documenting the process in a logbook. The aim of this work was finding the right balance between giving and taking and to make it visible. The lunar rhythm served as cyclical structure: every day during the waxing moon I took possession of one object from my surrounding nature and during the waning moon I gave away one thing from my existing possessions after making a mould of it with clay. The outcome of this artistic action was a collection of found objects and clay moulds accompanied by a booklet explaining the process.
Dealing with this topic over such a long period of time has changed my working process: Gradually I developed a new way of giving. In the beginning I was giving away things with an interesting imprint, but that I mostly considered useless and wanted to get rid off while the objects I took into my possession were beautiful. Realizing the imbalance in my actions I began making gifts to nature. I created art objects of natural and decomposable materials, which I set free at selected places in nature thanking her for the abundance of inspiration and moments of happiness I got.
Medium: clay, wood, found objects
Technique: process oriented installation

Geben und Nehmen, 2019.
Geben und Nehmen, 2019.
Geben und Nehmen, 2019.
Geben und Nehmen, 2019.
Geben und Nehmen, 2019.
Geben und Nehmen, 2019.
Geben und Nehmen, 2019.
Geben und Nehmen, 2019.
Geben und Nehmen, 2019.
Geben und Nehmen, 2019.
Geben und Nehmen, 2019.
Geben und Nehmen, OpenEnding Atelierhaus Ledigenheim, Linz, 2021.
Geben und Nehmen, OpenEnding Atelierhaus Ledigenheim, Linz, 2021.
Geben und Nehmen, OpenEnding Atelierhaus Ledigenheim, Linz, 2021.
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