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2500m above sea level

2500m above sea level, sculpture, steel, dimensions variable, 2018

2500m above sea level was realized during an artist-in-residence stay in the Netherlands. Based on an artistic research into the geographical and topographical characteristics of different countries, the work deals with the different topographies of Austria and the Netherlands. Almost half of the Netherlands is below sea level – which is almost diametrically opposed to the topographical characteristics of Austria. Referring to this difference, 2500m above sea level takes up alpine signs and guidance systems and puts them into a new context within the Dutch exhibition space. Specific avalanche barriers are reproduced in the form of abstract sculptural elements. Their appearance, originally depending on the inclination of the mountain slopes, is being re-explored through formal transformations and re-contextualization in the plain.