SOUNDSCAPE & SCULPTURE ON MOSS BED
Wherever you are, 2021
In her sculptural, lyrical, and sung works, Klara Kayser engages in diverse ways with the body as a site of inscription, which she repeatedly transfers into a polyvocal, imaginary space of negotiation by way of different translation processes. In her work, smells, tastes, and foods can thus become accomplices in creating meaning as well as speculative extensions of the body. In this way, under the title Wherever you are, sculptural works in the form of red cherries occupy an oak tree and call up an association with the body that is reminiscent of testicles. The title of the work describes a state of desire and refers to a site-bound promise that the artist humorously connects to the logic of economic assimilation. From the “forbidden fruit” growing on the tree of knowledge to the capitalist narratives of global flexibility and adaptability of the commodity world. The latter stems from the formal characteristics of the work – as an extractable and transportable fruit pendant, the cherries can be hung flexibly in various places and trees.
Klara Kayser (*1986, Hannover, DE) lives and works in Israel. She studied Book Arts and Crafts at the London College of Communication, Communication Design at the HBK Braunschweig and Fine Arts at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in the class of Katharina Fritsch and Andreas Gursky.