Works

© Katja Schenker

© Katja Schenker

Nougat, 2009

Diverse materials, 160 × 160 × 70 cm

Katja Schenker realized the work Nougat during a studio fellowship in the Sitterwerk. A rectangular hole in the earth was excavated and then filled with concrete along with: firesand, lime, kaolin, bitumen, colophony, brass, copper, bronze, graphite, wood, marble, granite, river stones, plaster, slate, hard coal, charcoal, asphalt, brick sand, silicon, aluminum, bamboo, hay, pine cones, straw, cork, mussels, pigments, lamp black, coconut, chalk, clay, pumice stone, tuff, lava rock, gneiss, quartz and plant seeds. After drying and hardening, the rectangular block was lifted out and cut into five pieces of equal size with a diamond saw. The materials incorporated are visible again in a fragment-like manner as a result of the cutting.