Foreign Bodies

Stones, ceramic, textile, woolen blankets, europallet, cast iron
100x50x60 cm

Groupexhibition curated by Tena Bakšaj at Alte Handelsschule Leipzig, part of the PILOTENKEUCHE artist in residence

The installation ‘Foreign Bodies’ is based on the ambiguous relation between man and nature; the way we see the landscape as a producer of raw materials on the one hand, but how our bodies are part of the landscape as well, not separate from it.

The stones from ceramic have become fragile and hollow, no longer the heavy solids we always imagine them to be, symbolizing the vulnerability of the landscape that always seemed stable and neglectable.

The lines of the mold are still visible in the ceramic and the iron stone, emphasizing the production focused state of mind being imposed on natural bodies.

The same production element is accentuated with the Euro-pallet, ready to be shipped.
The Monstera leaves reflect the urban need to surround our homes with nature, but in a very controlled way as an interior design. The woolen blankets serve the double meaning of being soft, caring and keeping warm on the one hand, but can be used to cover up or hide behind as well.