Nougat (Block)

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Biel, Utopics, 11th Swiss Sculpture Exhibition, 2009 Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, 2009/10 Domaine du Muy, parc de sculptures contemporaines, 2015
Art in public space
concrete
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<i>Nougat (Block)</i>, Biel, Utopics, 2009.<br>

Nougat (Block), Biel, Utopics, 2009.

Nougat Block — I dig a hole in the ground to make a casting pit. I use various materials like wood, metal, plastic, resin, clay, coal, etc. These are raw materials for cultural needs. Mixed in with the cement, they yield a ­conglomerate whose structure resembles geological phenomena; it surfaces when all four sides are cut with a diamond saw. The block is lifted out of the earth and turned by 180° 
so that the raw, earth-encrusted surface is on top. Time and weathering will make the five tonne monolith crumble here and there; it will rust, melt, change colour and continue ­growing because the wood will send out shoots or airborne seeds will sprout where the material has eroded.

Nougat (Block), Biel, Utopics, 2009. Photo Claudia Bach

Nougat (Block), Biel, Utopics, 2009. Photo Claudia Bach

<i>Nougat</i> (Block), Biel, Utopics, 2009. Photo Claudia Bach

Nougat (Block), Biel, Utopics, 2009. Photo Claudia Bach

Nougat (Block), Biel, Utopics, 2009. Photo Claudia Bach

<i>Nougat</i> (Block), Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, 2009/10. Photo Stefan Rohner

Nougat (Block), Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, 2009/10. Photo Stefan Rohner

<i>Nougat</i> (Block), Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, 2009/10. Photo Stefan Rohner<br>

Nougat (Block), Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, 2009/10. Photo Stefan Rohner

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The making of Nougat (Block)

<i>Nougat (Block)</i>, 2009. Photo Katalin Deer<br>

Nougat (Block), 2009. Photo Katalin Deer

<i>Nougat (Block)</i>, 2009. Photo Katalin Deer

Nougat (Block), 2009. Photo Katalin Deer