Swiss Re Art Edition 2016 by huber.huber
Foto hinter Acrylglas
10 x 10 x 2,5 cm
Die Edition 10X10 nimmt das Thema der Werkgruppen „Umkristallisation und Umland“ (huber.huber 2013 /14) auf. Die vielteiligen Collagen der Swiss Re Residence "Polyglot" wurden in kleine Fragmente aufgelöst. Details wurden fokussiert. Die Collagen der Swiss Re Art Collection werden so als Edition bruchstückhaft in die Welt getragen.
Entstanden sind Objekte, die Landschaftsfragmente, aber auch formal reduzierte Gebilde zeigen.
In the Umland series, we see collaged images of the natural landscape, into which incongruous items have been placed. In one, a stone sculpture of a woman is placed within a conglomeration of glacial landscapes.
In addition, each collage has small breaches – displacements: for instance, waterfalls flow upwards, the sky becomes landscape, the icy landscape creates antique Greek statues. Physical laws are thrown overboard; perceptions are questioned.
From the cosmic landscape, the visitor reaches in his/her room a part of the micro cosmos and finds there the "recrystallisation" crystals like they could have been created in the surreal landscapes.
UMKRISTALLISATION / Recrystallisation (2013)
Set of 49, 5 shown here
The term "recrystallisation" describes a key process for purifying chemical compounds. The substance to be purified dissolves at a higher temperature, the saturated solution is filtered and then cooled down; afterwards, the pure substance recrystallises. Thus it's basically a purifying process from which new substances emerge through the dissolution of existing substances.
In Umkristallisation (2013) huber.huber apply the basic idea of this chemical process in the collage.
By affixing various elements to a base, a new whole is created, whose functioning is similar to the recrystallisation process.
Therefore, huber.huber literally intervenes in the existing crystalline structure, as described by the recrystallisation process. What's fascinating about this is that, in the collages, they allow new crystalline structures to form on paper from existing crystals, but which don't occur in reality.