Metamorphosis – Caterpillar – Installation 2017
In the course of its development, the spiral-shaped »Caterpillar« outgrows
several skins before assuming its true shape. »Spiral processes in nature form
a language which evokes the mythical journey, regeneration and awakening
– like palm fronds and flowers which turn towards the light and open up,
moving on to a higher level.«
(Ami Ronnberg: »Spirale«, Das Buch der Symbole, p. 718–720, TASCHEN)
The spiral was chosen by the artist to show the path of necessary conflict
(re)solution as part of the human developmental process – including her own. Represented in the object, her very personal exploration of inner conflict,
which subsequently leads to a new, more stable second and third skin, allows for
a natural unfolding and balanced movement. In this way, the desired,
harmonious transformation can take place.
Metamorphosis – Caterpillar – Projection 2017
The projection allows the viewer to consider the »skin of the caterpillar«
– a spiral-shaped stuffed object made by hand from cotton and paper
yarns and patched up with bandages and lace – in an atmosphere of
ambiguousness created through light and shade. Depending on the observer’s position and distance, the form of the caterpillar appears larger or smaller.
It sways at the slightest movement and turns around its axis, depicting
the individual phases of the artist’s self-exploration, which unfolds throughout
her continued, ever-individual development.
The »Caterpillar« is suspended at a defined distance to
the wall and illuminated using a concealed spotlight.