Art in public space
Auszeichnung für Nougat (Block) von Kulturplatz, SRF Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen
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.