OPERA IN CONCORSO | Sezione Scultura/Installazione

 | Cocoon

Cocoon
glass, deceased insects, glass, deceased insects
variable dimensions

Kim Gromoll

nato/a a Cologne, Germany
residenza di lavoro/studio: Maastricht, NETHERLANDS


iscritto/a dal 09 mar 2021


Under 35

https://kimgromoll.com


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Descrizione Opera / Biografia


Within cocoon a selection is shown of an ongoing process in which deceased insects are gathered throughout daily life. A fragile husk is all that remains from many of these creatures, yet upon closer inspection immense beauty may be found in their transient physical presence.
Through adopting the insects into this colony of unseen passing, a new stage in the post-lifecycle is set in motion. Encased in a thin and vulnerable glass cocoon, they are offered temporary protection & preservation from outside influences, human or natural alike.
The glass cocoon as an intervention allows for the short life of each of these individuals to resonate beyond their own time. An opportunity for us to take a more attentive look at these tiny beings which account for the majority of life on the planet.
About:
Gromolls works challenge the collective view on nature & reality and open up new ways of perception.
As such she is not only exploring the world of flora & fauna, but also the fields of spirituality, quantum physics & quantum philosophy caught her attention.
Always looking for the essence of her subjects, Gromoll presents them in a newfound way that often comes as an interactive and sensory experience which allows the visitor to get close and connect on a deeper level.
During the process & development of her work she aims for minimal interventions in order to illuminate an aspect and display it in the most genuine manner.
No single work is constant but will always remain in a state of change.
Whether it is the slowed down transiency of deceased insects inside of a glass cocoon, the re merging of printed leaves into their habitat or the change of stones which we probably can’t detect with our senses during our comparable short lifetime. There will always be a tomorrow within Gromolls works, that allows them to live & transform.
Gromoll herself states that as an artist she does not aim to create. She simply allows her subjects and materials to communicate.