2014 – der bau #1 – Eva beierheimer/Kristina Stark

der bau #1
Eva beierheimer/Kristina Stark (BESK)

Installation at Ahlbergshallen, Östersund 2014
Eva Beierheimer, wood barrs, text
Kristina Stark, prints, drawings and wood glue


Der Bau is an ongoing project by Eva Beierheimer and Kristina Stark.“Der Bau” (The Burrow), is an unfinished short story by Franz Kafka. It describes the never-ending struggle of an entity to dig the perfect burrow. While digging the burrow, the concept of “perfection” keeps shifting, which results in the continuous alteration of the burrow by the protagonist. In Kafka’s short story the burrower is never satisfied with the result and continues to dig incessantly. The notion of what can be defined as “perfect” as well as defining the moment when something is finished refers to the artistic process.From this point of origin,

Eva Beierheimer and Kristina Stark were seeking to create an installation that brought both of their artistic positions together, their differences and similarities. Beierheimer uses geometric, abstract shapes as well as text. In contrast Stark works with organic structures that resemble nature and evanescence.

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