Dipl. Designer, Doctoral Researcher Lauterbach Gloria

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The Open Seam. On Becoming a Knot with a Storm-Sculpted Roof, on Speaking-With from Within

Tieteellinen tutkimus ja taiteellinen työ / niihin pohjautuva työ | Kaksivuotinen

Executed in the field of contemporary art, the research applies methods of artistic research. Part I of the study focuses on debating and scouting a material-based language – a language allowing a respectful and equal dialogue between non-human and human material – arising from art-making processes. Therefore, the Finnish sculptor Eila Hiltunen (1922–2003) and her metal works, created in the period 1961–1969, I selected as a case study for this research. I review Hiltunen’s workscapes (sculptures, material studies, art processes) from the perspective of Vitalist Art/New Materialism and revisit her legacy with the contemporary concept of “Material Correspondence” by Tim Ingold and the writing “I and Thou” by Martin Buber. In part II of the thesis, I re-sculpt (finalized Aug. 2018) a part of a copper roof, torn off by a heavy storm from a church in Zurich, Switzerland in 2015. It is a public artwork in progress, adapting to and being in dialog with its surrounding.