BORGMAN | LENK suspends behemoth 'boulder' within a monastery near leipzig
 
BORGMAN | LENK suspends behemoth 'boulder' within a monastery near leipzig
may 06, 2016

BORGMAN | LENK suspends behemoth 'boulder' within a monastery near leipzig

 

inside the monastery church grimma — a 580-year-old structure near leipzig, germany — berlin-based studio BORGMAN | LENK has suspended an enormous ‘stone’ from the building’s historic ceiling. artists anna borgman and candy lenk have installed what appears to be a burdensome rock inside the chapel, but is actually a cleverly-concealed paper mache sculpture. 

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the installation hangs inside the monastery church grimma

 

 

made from wood and paper, the nearly four meter diameter boulder hangs from the roof truss by a 13 meter-long steel cable in the center of the room. named ‘wurf II’ (german for ‘throw’) — a title which refers to the temporal dimension of the installation — the imitation stone forms part of BORGMAN | LENK’s ‘throw project’, an overall study on the relationship between material, place and perspective. 

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‘wurf’ is placed inside a 580-year-old structure near leipzig germany

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an enormous ‘stone’ hangs from the site’s historic ceiling

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the installation is actually a cleverly-concealed paper mache sculpture

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