WURF III By BORGMAN | LENK

The artist duo Anna Borgman and Candy Lenk have finished phase three of their WURF project. Titled “WURF III” [throw], the large stone imitation is placed on a roadway of the Silkeborg Motorway, a highway connecting the Danish cities of Herning and Aarhus.

The installation is made of a cleverly-concealed paper mache sculpture which makes it easy to experiment with. Beginning with the encasing of the stone in a glass greenhouse in a Berlin backyard, the project continued with hanging the sculpture from the truss of the monastery church in the Saxon Grimma. Now the stone is placed on a lonely highway in Denmark. The focus of this series of artistic investigations is the relationship between sculpture and the space which enfolds the sculpture. With each phase of the project, the 2.5 m high abstraction of a stone is “thrown” again. It can be seen as a throw into a new context to create a new scene. The title refers to the temporal dimension of the installation and the relationship between material, place and perspective.

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