- Sarah Press
German artist Cornelia Konrads creates mind-altering site-specific installations in public spaces, sculpture parks and private gardens across the world. Seeming to defy gravity, where stacked objects like logs, fences, and doorways appear to be suspended in mid-air, her artworks are reinforcing their temporary nature as if the installation is beginning to disintegrate into thin air. One of Cornelias’s more recent sculptures titled “Schleudersitz” displays an enormous slingshot made from a common park bench. The visitor is getting a vivid idea of what it’s like to sit inside it with an interactive 360 degree view.
Some of Konrads’ pieces provide a further layer of ambivalence, causing the beholder to interpret the installations on their own. Her mystic artworks are presenting a way for the viewer to reexamine the relationship between nature and man-made culture, providing a peaceful and contemplative interaction.
All images © Cornelia Konrads