In this video, the Berlin based artist Kai Schiemenz talks about two different ways of making a sculpture: bright glass works in the artist's studio and rough concrete bodies in the outdoor area.
“Kolk”? This German word, which sounds like a fantasy, describes a condition in nature: a deep pit on a riverbank produced by stones tumbled by vortices in the water. Kai Schiemenz gave this paradoxically resonant and soundless term to his current exhibition in the Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig. The showing is an experimental field in which elaborated glass works named for crystals come together with rough concrete bodies. The title and the displayed sculptures are connected in that they refer to nature, and more precisely: to the soil and the spaces arising in and through it.
Excerpt from the text by Dr. Elisa Tamaschke
Film & Edit: TABLEAU Films (Matthias Maercks)
Music: Matthias Hermann