Eigentlich, digital animation with sound, 8 minutes loop, ABS 3D print, stool and table, ca. 2 x 2 x 2 m, 2017
Eigentlich is formed of a table and stools, above which hangs a dome
speaker. On the table, an organically shaped 3D-printed object and an
animation of the same form coexist.
A voice lures you in, to take a seat and listen to the attempted translation of the German word "eigentlich", which does not signify an object or a person, but instead expresses a situation of doubt or compromise. Its definition is stuck between reality and wishful thinking, in which volition struggles with conformity, often resulting in regret.
Simultaneously, it creates a reflective moment of kind thoughtfulness. There are words in each language without direct translation, embodying a culturespecific perception of the world.
© Stefanie Gerstmayr