Art in Wurst
- Hannah Edwards
It all started with ‘The Scream’ by Edvard Munch. During running errands at a supermarket Karsten Wegener, Silke Baltruschat and Raik Holst discovered the face in a piece of packaged ham at the refrigerated counter. The shape of the ham, the arrangement of egg, cucumber, carrot and the packaging was perfect. Once you discover a face in a certain structure, you will recognize it again and it.
This, ‘Scream made of ham’ inspired the three of them to look for more examples in art they could reinterpret with sausages and bologna. This art was important to them in the sausage itself to recognize and make visible to others. In some designs, the appearance of the sausage and the connection to art – for others it is the combination and arrangement of different ingredients, the packaging or the name of the court. By doing this they emphasized on seeing the sausage itself as a piece art and make this also obvious for others. In some images the look of the bologna is the link to art – in other the combination and arrangement of different ingredients, the packaging or the name of the product.
All images © Karsten Wegener