Images by Fotostudio West

2020. barro negro, balloon, sewing thread, jewelry box. approx. 15 × 15 x 120 cm each

This work by Judith Klemenc in its seriality and materiality reminds (me) of some series of the feminist avant-garde. I am thinking of Renate Bertlmann and her work “Washing Day” from 1976. Judith Klemenc shows intertwined, inseparable couples, each pair assigned with a white balloon – and the needle. The world, the becoming, the bubble – no matter which –, the rubber – no matter which – is fragile, porous. The paradox becomes apparent: each of the being together can always also be an explosive contestation.

Elisabeth Schäfer