Born 1957 in Wuppertal/Germany, artist Cornelia Konrads creates mind-bending site-specific installations in public spaces, sculpture parks and private gardens around the world.
Her work is frequently punctuated by the illusion of weightlessness, where stacked objects like logs, fences, and doorways appear to be suspended in mid-air, reinforcing their temporary nature as if the installation is beginning to dissolve before your very eyes. One of her more recent sculptures, Schleudersitz is an enormous slingshot made from a common park bench, and you can get a great idea of what it might be like to sit inside it with this interactive 360 degree view.
“Calm and motion, dissolution and density, the contrastive play with gravity and overcoming it, with reality and simulation—are the stones really flying up into the sky, or are they not perhaps falling down and settling on the pile? Rising or falling – that is the question. What Konrads thematicizes in her works are interim states, moments of an irritating and fascinating indecision. Those states in which Zeno’s paradoxes become reality: the arrow that never reaches its target, Achilles who cannot manage to succeed in overtaking the tortoise.”
(Text: Michael Stoeber)
This epic and easy principle is remembering us for the dreams in which we flay or go in space, it makes you realize that you are much heavier or less able to float then other things in nature which are being materialized into ensembles, putting an accent on the strong connection between elements, therefore earth along with wood, rocks are being entangled into a chaotic game with the air and the gravity, resulting an image very much a like to the Brownian movement.