synthetic fur, styrofoam, 60x 120cm
silicone, plaster, bolt screw, styrofoam, various sizes
Exhibition view, Kaeshmaesh, Vienna, 2019
The installation `3000 years´ trys to grasp the melancholic feeling of seeing a part of oneself becoming something different than expected. It deals with the bench as romantic symbol that is being decomposed: Materials and signs are becoming agents.
The blue silicone impressions of engraved signs in benches-with-a-view become themselves miniature landscapes when brought onto eye-level and looked at very closely. In the exhibition space they hang on the wall like young fungus on a tree.
A change of perspective also happens with a bench remnant standing on the floor and looking at the wall in front of it, where a piece of its own material camouflaged itself into the exhibition space.
`and now, 3000 years later, I don´t know what to feel´ is a quote written by the ultra romantic manifesto author ´Leonhard Heronymi`. In his manifesto from 2017, he is merging male centered references of science fiction with romantic elements in order to free literaure „aus den Fängen ihrer eigenen Lethargie“ (engl. `out of the catches of its own lethargy`) . Placed in the top corner of the exhibition space, the quote functions like a title of a scenery, while placed on the floor, the whole sentence gets less important and every word becomes a little fur character on its own.