Statement & Archive

DEBARCATION ON THE WEST POLE, 2001

Inkjet print on paper, tape, metal, vacuum formed plastic, tarpaulin, loudspeaker, audio player, looped sound

FOX RED & MONKEY PUZZLE, 2009

Mixed media on colour card, colour laser prints, gloves, paint tins

STATEMENT

 

I use a wide variety of media for my sculptures and installations. In my current practice paper and clay are the main materials I'm working with. In addition, I employ sound, film and photography in my works. A recurring approach for many of my projects is the modification of existing objects and the experimentation with the materials involved. The narratives for the individual works come from observations of my immediate environment and current news items.

 

In my works with newsprint, I explore the many possibilities of reclaimed paper as a sculptural material. The made objects relate to specific aspects of this pervasive mass media, e.g. the diverse modes in which it tells stories and attempts to convey reality as well as its lay-out and other visual aspects.

 

In the shoe projects, with self-made shoes, I focus on the act of walking. The wearer, in a performative act, is disabled from just mechanically moving the feet over the ground. The modified shoes function as tools that help to experience the body as a vehicle with a set of more or less controllable features.

SABATIN BASCOBAN

 

DIY INLINE SKATES, 1997

Pair of trainers, wheels, bolts, nuts

THE HANOVER SLEDGE HILLS, 2000

Vacuum formed plastic, paint, chipboard, metal

 

RODELBERGFÜHRER HANNOVER, 2000

Leporello, 26 pages

DIE HARZREISE, 1998

Short Film, German, 12 min

WOOD RECONSTRUCTIONS, 1995 - 97

1.Big Bob, 2. Fiver Sledge, 3. New Sledge, 4. Chelf, 5. Table & Chair (with prints), 6. Extended Sledge (with print)

 

PRINTS, 1995 - 97

1. Easel, 4. Ladder (34 parts), 3. Sledge (13 parts)

 

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