Bodies of Work

Lehrkörper
2012
Cinefoil, magnets
Dimensions: Variable (approx. 18x36x65)

Lehrkörper translates as "faculty", and its homonym (Leerkörper) translates as "empty body." These works, originally produced for an exhibition curated by Gregor Quack at the Kleine Humboldt Galerie in Humboldt University, Berlin, are made by pressing black Cinefoil into the busts of faculty and political figures in the Humboldt's collection. The prints, small samples and fragments of the original sculptures, are then combined to develop new figures (much in the manner of collage or frottage) whose surreal results reflect the origins of such techniques.