Below The Surface Is Another Surface
Whoever removes one surface encounters the next. The installation Below The Surface Is Another Surface deals with questions of staging and cognition. Is there an interior behind the artificial facade or do we only look at the next surface there? Is there something hidden behind the art or is it what it is? Does cognition ultimately remain the perpetual removal of the ever-next layer?
The American philosopher Thomas Nagel states in this regard that our subjective experience, that is, the experience of what it is like to be, can ultimately only be experienced. Since scientific knowledge by definition must take an external perspective, its description of this quality of consciousness, which shapes our entire reality, would miss the point.
"Below the Surface Is Another Surface" revolves around these themes: The experimental sculpture shows sectional planes of a head and a discreetly recognizable star-shaped body. The installation, reminiscent of MRI scans, is meant to make visible that there are different ways to look inside a person, different perspectives that come to different conclusions. On the one hand, we can gain impressive insights into the inside of a human being through examinations and measurements, on the other hand, the experience of what it is like to be that human being remains closed to these methods.
Measurements: (LxWxH) ~ 67 x 67 x 190 cm
Materials / Techniques: float glass, lasercut aluminium, steel, laminated safety glass, industrial turntable, gearmotor, traditional glass painting