Priska von Martin

Swimming Reindeer, nach 1955

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A reindeer lies on a thin base plate made of bronze. By presenting the work on the flat plate, the viewer imagines the plate as a body of water and the reindeer cut horizontally across the middle as an animal swimming in the water. A decisive factor here is the combination of what we can and can't see of the reindeer, that is to say, the part that is visible and the part that we must imagine. The dynamics of movement and the struggle involved in forward movement remain hidden yet simultaneously present. This contrast evokes the perception of the reindeer as both vulnerable and fragile.

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