Tuesday, April 14, 2009

wood wood

‘Mixed Forest’, installation by Silke Schatz at Come-in: Interior Design as a Contemporary Art Medium in Germany Exhibition.

From far, i recognised them as strings of wood, nothing too interesting.

Nearer, the lines, texture, shape and colour caught my attention.

Suddenly i realised the background is a sheet of fake shadow print!

Then, my gaze returned to the pattern on the wood pieces again.

Couldn’t tear myself away, i just had to scrutinised each and every piece.

Mixed Forest, 2000
False acacia, decorative cherry, cherry, yew, corkscrew willow, oak, plum, pear, beech, pine, elderberry, birch, string, round beech rod, wooden beads in various colours.

Schatz uses her personal ties to localities as an entry point into this installation dealing with the correlation between memory and environment. The wooden curtain recalls the various types of trees surrounding her home.


Jo said...

I like the "shadows"!

I see you're on a art gallery haunt again... ;p

one little journey said...

this was at the same museum as christian lacroix... and yes, i am trying to make up for 'lost' time. too many things to do!