Performance ca.30min, China, Chengdu, Luxelakes A4 Museum, October 2018
(Photo by Sophia Kid)
Reaching out for the sphere at the UP-ON live art festival in Chengdu. The
specification of the space made it in the end impossible to reach the sphere. I would have given up - if not there was somebody in the audience
who just gave it to me. It was so unexpected to me, what an surprising
the sphere at salon gospodin 2017
I made the sphere while my study exchange in Japan. It is made out of copper, two circles hammered to half spheres and then connected by welding. How does one produce a sphere from flat copper? In the long and monotone process of shaping copper, immense amounts of time and human energy are required to slowly approach a point of perfection. One must have the will to want to reach for this perfection, while still acknowledging the impossibility of such a feat. The perfect sphere can only exist in one’s mind. It is a symbol for the highest possible amount of simplicity and perfection, that of a perfect form. A real object can only get infinitely close to, but never reach, this perfection.
2020 © Clelia Baumgartner