Fossile Fantasien – Zahne von heute beissen ins Ungewisse

Wood, local Clay, PVC, Zinc-coated Iron, Ashes
400 x 400 x 360 cm


Ceramic objects were moulded from local earth out of the very pit where they were fired afterwards in a traditional field firing technique. The pieces have small notches and ornamental patterns on their surface, reminiscent of scales or individual vertebrae, of fossilised plants or even the tip of an arrow. The arrangement remained untouched after the process and is presented as an excavation, covered and protected by a grid structure that references archeological measuring instruments. The orange roof creates an artificial atmosphere on the scene,
symbolic of that filter - the anthropocentric gaze - through which we seek to explore our environment.

Common Ground
8th Weiertal Biennal
curated by Sabine Rusterholz Petko