Material / Place:
In situ installation, twelve sledghammers of steel and wood, at the aula of Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin, July 2020
4,5 x 4,5 x 0.8 cm
Andres Felipe Uribe Cárdenas
I am from Bogotá, Colombia and a post-conceptual poet and video artist. I work from a low-fi povera aesthetical approach hybridized with a postcolonial global-south-borderline enunciation point. I’m a peircean post-kantian criticist enthusiastic semiotician, a bastard son of La Pocha Nostra chicano performance group, a pessimist. My installation Crucigrama consists of an objectual sculptural spatial disposition of twelve sledgehammers inside the historically charged KHB Aula. The installation uses tools found in the market as ready-made works of art. Tools (besides commodities) are ontological beings that deserve our attention when regarded as artworks themselves, for tools become media. Their meaning expands from the different notions and levels of value contained in the objects themselves in relation to the space they are placed in. As a materialistic metaphor, Crucigrama is also an abstracted expansion of the practice of writing into the objectual, sculptural, installative political field.