Cornelia Konrads｜芳草柱 Herbal Pillars
芳草柱 Herbal Pillars
Recycled steel grate, bamboo, twine, paint
One element of the scenery doesn’t behave like it should - refusing to fit into the expected order. It appears just “by the way” from the corner of the eye. One is not sure if it has been there forever; if it may disappear or change in the next moment. It irritates, causing a little rupture in the net of cognition. This moment of irritation is important for my work. It bears a certain chance: to arrive here and now in a world where strange things including the viewer are having a transient and unique meeting. All my works appear like film stills, that point backwards and forward both temporally and spatially. The installations are created in a close relation with their sites, corresponding to history, topography and vegetation. I often also integrate an element of architecture, as a synonym of the physical presence of human life.