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2021-3 20post’wares’20
wheelthrown, manipulated, multiple glazed and multiple fired stoneware coffee- and teabowls

green t/d-rip to heaven and hell: 15 pieces 
blue t/d-rip to heaven and hell: 19 pieces

Post apocalyps’: the abandoned factories – liberated from the monotony of mass production – develop a spirit and, thus, herald a new era of the possible and the impossible. Coffee, the epitome of earlier meritocracies, in which a farce of cosiness was layed on forced activation, now flows only within the mechanical, transformed body. To liquid as a solid shell, as a perfect symbiosis of entrance and exit, as mutual penetration within closed walls, the postwares are producing. The coffee house, once the activation site of the most modern automats, autonomises from its shards and becomes, in the body of a smoky factory building, a post-apocalyptic coffee house.

Post Apokalyps': die verlassenen Fabriken entwickeln, befreit aus der Monotonie der Massenfertigung, einen Geist, und läuten damit eine neue Ära des Mög- und Unmöglichen ein. Der Kaffee, Inbegriff früherer Leistungsgesellschaften, in dem sich eine Farce aus Gemütlichkeit über eine Zwangsaktivierung legte, fliesst nur noch innerhalb des mechanischen, sich transformierten Körpers. Zur Flüssigkeit als feste Hülle, als perfekte Symbiose aus Eingang und Ausgang, als einander Durchdringung innerhalb der geschlossenen Mauern produzieren sich die Post-Waren. Das Kaffeehaus, einst Aktivierungsstätte modernster Automaten, autonomisiert sich aus seinen Scherben und wird im Körper des verrauchten Fabrikgebäudes zum postapokalyptischen Kaffeehaus.





















2021-1 imago in utero
wheelthrown, manipulated/destroyed, multiple glazed and multiple fired stoneware cups/cells 

we are carried in several flight jumps or in free flight one by one into the cells made of dried mud. Inside the cell, the paralysis toxin reduces our circulation and thus our oxygen consumption, which preserves our bodies for a while. We continue to breathe. Due to the anaesthesia, we are immobilised apart from occasional vibrations of the legs. Once there are several of us in the cell, an egg is laid into before it is sealed with mud. The egg is attached to one of us with a colourless secretion. Using the mouthparts on its head capsule, the larva begins to burrow into our bodies and starts to suck them up, reaching more and more of our body substance by digging and absorbing. The larva usually eats all of us before pupating. The pupa consists of a slightly fragile retina, is initially white and has colourless extremities. Later, it becomes increasingly reddish brown, which is closer to the colouration of the imagines. After successful pupation, the imago bites open the cell and leaves. Those of us that are not eaten dry out and die.



 




















2021-2 (text soon)
wheelthrown, manipulated, multiple glazed and multiple fired stoneware cells