Steel, tire-tubes, compressed-air
H 3m x W 2,5m x D 2,5m
In the work “Cell” (steel, tire-tubes, compressed-air, 2007) the artist transfers the process of breathing onto a spatial situation concentrating on the process itself. She radically minimizes the means of expression and resigns from emphasizing organic features of the presented organs. She focuses only on the breathing process. Using economical means contributes to its aesthetization. You can observe the work from the outside or walk inside and experience the rhythmic lifting and falling, accompanied by a sound resembling panting. The title of the work in German is Zelle – in English Cell – in its ambiguity it refers to the cell as the basic element of human and animal organisms, on the other hand it also means “prison cell” and is connected with it state of being closed – man who is inside the work may feel as if in a cage. It brings to mind limitations related to carnality and our dependence on physiological processes, which cannot be overcome.