POSTED IN archiv, art, conceptual design 24/02/2011

This article was inspired by the installation „waiting room“ by the artists Anna Borgman and Candy Lenk. It explores the meaning of space and materiality below ground.

„ … the subject of subterranean space is surrounded by ambivalence. On the one hand, it is a scary place, associated with the ideas of horror, dungeon and Hades. On the other hand, it is also connected to images of the womb and shelter, prenatal and postmortem security. In the work „ waiting room“, the artists explore this duality of place and carry the ambivalence further by juxtaposing the coolness and moisture of the underground with the warming wool plush material. The cuddliness of the objects’ surfaces are then again contrasted by the almost menacing change in scale.“

Kunst und Kirche
Ausgabe: Textil-Haut Habit Haus
Springer-Verlag Wien
Heft 4/2010 S.54ff
ISBN: 978-3-7091-0377-7



Fotos: Anna Borgman, John M. Dancke

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