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Edition:     1

Material:   Jura Limestone 

              

Size:         150x45x50 cm

Weight:     780 kg

 

Year:         2013

Ira (Wrath) or Released energy of a coldblooded act

 

3rd oeuvre of the cycle - the seven deadly sins

 

The motive for this sculpture stemmed from the sheer violent act and ambition of Judith to decapitate Holoferne. In capturing the outlines of the act, one craps the full motion of the wrath and horror during its instant release, bringing sorrow and long-term social scars.

 

.... If we understand the engery behind the act and the invisible traces of the action we may comprehend the necessity of the released energy to commit to such a vice. Despite of the desperation leading to the crime, despite of the prevention of turning a fate of ones people positively, the nature of the crime is still the vice. Morally the guilt sticks with the actors, as the energy is embedded in the soul. Furthermore, the begging of the victims, their pleading sounds, their stress smell cannot become void in the memories.

 

Seline Baumann beeindruckt mich mit ihrer Videoarbeit I am another sehr, da Sie hier unterschiedliche Geschichten zum Zorn und warum es überhaupt dazu kommen konnte aus der Ich- Perspektiven verschiedener Menschen (Israelische Balletlehrerin & Soldatin, Palestinänsische Ehefrau und Witwerin, Pakistanischen Generalssohn und Talibansympatinsanten, oder US College Absolventin und Arbeitslose, etc.) sensibel und detailliert erzählt. Der  Zorn wird politisch, gesellschaftlich und emotional auf den Punkt gebracht und wir erleben durch die Protagonisten ihre Wandlungen vom ruhigem zum absoluten Zorngefühl - welches wir im Kontext der jeweiligen Geschichte nachvollziehen können.

 

The released energy of a cold-blooded act

the fastness in the act

the coldness of the steel

the sweat on the forehead

the continuous doubt

the courage of the willing

the loneliness of the soul

the hope not to fail

the fear of failure

the hate against the victim

the craziness of ones imaginations

the absurdness of the coming situations

the cowardice of treason

the moment of truth

the last escape possible

the loneliness of a hero

the tension of all nerves

the coldness of the moment

the act - just done

the broken band of liberty

the evidence exposed

the fame turns to sin

but the sin grants the peace  

 

 

Quotes to other art works:

 

Caravaggio - Judith and Holoferne, 1595/96, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, Rom, Italy

 

Seline Baumgartner I am another - Video 2010 (Seen at "Die sieben Todsünden" Zentrum Paul Klee&Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland, Oct 2010.