123 x 98 x 40 cm / 9 x 22 x 8 cm,
Galerie EIGEN + ART Berlin
16.05.2009 - 04.07.2009
go back to the starting position
bring it to the basic position
To sweep, to mop, to clear, swapping terms, to dig deeper, to question. The dream of zero-point. Cleaning utensils made of bronze, an empty room.
The cleaning mop symbolises the meaning of botching and lining, for a quick-made beautiful shine. In its function as a cleaning tool it works like an image, transferring a wish to clearify, it stands for the angry dirt in which my sculptures develop and the slowness and incalculability which I, again and again, demand from them. I never just transfer an idea or only let produce it but I develop the sculptures step by step. I clearify and dissolve the language of the images, until they become independent. Incalculability and destruction are thereby as important as assurance and percise formulation. I coninue dealing with construction and destruction, I am smutching and cleaning. In the transmitting as well as in the concrete and banal sense of the everyday battle of material in a sculptor's studio. Sculptures have their own worldly innocent calculation of times.
Stella Hamberg, May 2009