octobre 26, 2011

TALPA BE

Technogel’s experimentation and conceptual research is reflected in the collaboration with German artist Charlotte Mumm and realization of her Talpa be. The mole is made in lead – therefore extremely heavy compared to its small physical proportions – and it lies on a hill of Technogel®, which deforms under the mole’s weight.

A tiny animal who lives in a solitary reign and whose presence is only proven by little mounds of loose soil, evidence of an invisible underground world. The artist leaves us with an open question: is it a miniature mountain deformed by the mole or perhaps a heap where one can rest for a moment?

As for all of Mumm’s research, this work starts from a very personal imagery, which does not give rise to preconceived interpretations but opens up a new vision in the realm between figuration and abstraction and emphasizes its narrative quality. 

Author: Charlotte Mumm 
Title: Talpa Be 
Year: 2009 
Dimensions: mole ca 15x5x4cm, ca 1,6 kg 
hill 35cm high, 168cm round 
Technique: Technogel® in vacuum mold 
Materials: Technogel® and lead

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