eine Gabe ein Geschenk eine Mahlzeit 2020

Installation I did for the exhibition »Verspielte Zeit« in a former juvenile prison in Kirchberg am Wagram.

A bowl is an object that one makes to hold something that one deems important. In its most primal form, two folded hands and later materiali- zed in wood, stone, clay or metal, it is of enormous cultural significance. The bowl represents a connection between the self and the other, it is an intermediate thing, a catalyst to the other. It implies a meal, a gift or an offering.
Like a mask, there is always a connection to what it holds or protects. A mask without a face underneath and a bowl that never carries anything inside remains a pure object. Only through the connection with the living do they become what they actually are.

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