Schwund, animation, plaster, clay, fabric, acrylic glass, 2016
The installation "Schwund" is about the impossibility of going backwards.
The animation shows the artist in an attempt to climb back into a life-size mould of her body. Due to the difference between original body and deformed mold this attempt failed, the body did not fit in properly. "Schwund" is the German word for this difference in the process of mould-making. Its shape formed the plaster cast working as a screen for the animation.
There is not such a thing as an exact copy.
© Stefanie Gerstmayr