Built with Indexhibit
IF IT WERE A SHEET OF PAPER
paper, motor, threads
approx. 200 cm x 50 cm x 200 cm
In the installation IF IT WERE A SHEET OF PAPER a crumpled white silk paper is hovering about 2cm above a dark mirrored surface. The electro-magnetic construction overrides the expected physical forces, namely gravity in this poetic ensemble.
The proverbial “white paper” with qualities of pure potentiality within the creative process is in this installation connected to the scenario of failure. The former rectangle sheet has been transformed into a three dimensional form shaped by a non- intentional rather affective gesture. It has been faulted. Notice the double meaning of “verwerfen” in German language: the verb can mean to turn down an idea or describe the geological or structural process of folding or faulting. The gesture’s sculptural qualities are examined and the concept of failure is questioned.