Hugenotten Friedhof unter Kasseler Karlskirche entdeckt, 2018
foto: Andreas Fischer für hna.de
Drei in Eins, Karlskirche, Kassel, Germany
site specific installation of cardboard and twine
Shifting Security (on memory) is a response to the deep resonance the artist finds between what is below and above the floor of Karlskirche. Huguenot graves, just underfoot, echo the form and motivations of her artistic practice and this project in particular. The short time of the graves’ reappearance, and their consequent re-covering, mirrors the rhythms of this ongoing installation project, evoking questions on what is remembered, and all that remains in spite of the forgetting.
Created over the course of four years and formed in response to a transatlantic move and lack of a studio, each piece nestles together to form suitcase-sized units that can be packed away and wait. They are patient and still in their carrier bags until they can be unpacked and stitched together, creating a place for themselves and their viewers, however temporary. And then they nestle back together, to wait some more.
This project is also a continuation of the series, Wall Villages, inspired by cliff dwellings and the Adobe villages of the American Southwest created by folding and sewing cardboard boxes to create geometric yet organic shapes that nestle and stack together. The individual pieces are then joined together to create an abstracted reference to a village.