The “present/presence” series consists of a growing number of works, each one visualizing the natural, transformative, and ephemeral characteristic of a ressource or material (e.g. air, humidity, meadow, earth, surface of skin) after an intervention by the artist.
The title of the series refers to Henry Lefebvres essaycollection Rhythmanalysis (H.Lefebvre, 1992)and his hypothesis about the common confusion of “presence” (not able to be represented but only able to be experienced in the moment) and “present” (sometimes seeming to be “presence”, but actually representing the presence through e.g. media).
For “present/presence (earth)” she removed grass in the shape of “now” in front of the exhibiting instution. Once it was covering the entire floor of the exhibition room, so audience had to walk over it, another time it was placed in the gallery space in a geometric form. The dried grass is still decaying in the archive of the artist.
Intervention, Installation, Photography
exhibition view: 6.9. – 26.10.2018 Palac Morawa, Morawa Poland
9 photos 10x15cm
the realisation of the work in Morawa was possible through partial support of Federal Chancellery Austria – Section Art