HOMAGE TO A GARDEN
new talents biennale/Cologne, 2016
Porter‘s lodge, Alaun, glas, neonlights, metall, canister
In her current works Elisabeth Windisch concerns herself with the moment of breeding. In laboratory situations, artificial crystals can be generated from potassium alum sulphate. They spread and grow independently. Such controlled propagation in biology is described by the term “breeding” (in German Zucht): here, desired properties are strengthened and undesirable properties suppressed. In the process of breeding valued judgements are decided upon regarding what is permitted to exist and what not. Elisabeth Windisch’s breeding of crystals become performative sculptures that reflect their own processes of creation as well as striving for optimisation and trans-formation of that which exists.
Anne Schloen-publisher MOFF Magazine