Katharina Struber

Katharina Struber | AT

DIE KÖNIGINNEN ZOGEN SCHWÄRME FORT, 2021

room installation
paper, beeswax
commissioned by: OÖ Landes-Kultur GmbH

Audio:
"Theme and Variations" by Ingeborg Bachmann
spoken by Nadine Quittner

Like a swarm, oval shapes cut out of paper and dipped in beeswax interweave to form a collective shape. They are printed with myriad love poems from different eras and cultures. The text of the poetry, which for Struber is the linguistic expression of physical desire in exchange with others, is hidden behind the layer of wax and thus remains cryptic. The installation is contrasted on the acoustic level with a poem by Ingeborg Bachmann.

lives and works in Vienna


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