rotating_mirror_rotating, Neumünster, 2018 / © Archive Mischa Kuball, Düsseldorf / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018
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rotating_mirror_rotating, Neumünster, 2018

Herbert Gerisch-Stiftung, Neumünster
Permanente Installation

"To see ourselves and the world in the mirrors of a minimalistic, slowly rotating sculpture: that’s the message in Mischa Kuball’s work for the Gerisch Foundation. The piece with its four wings is standing laconically in one of the courtyards of the park, its proportions and vertical extension resembling the dimensions of a big, upright sculpture.

 

The slowly rotating mirror object offers a variety of different sights and insights to the observer. When we get closer, the mirrors reflect our own inverted image; but with every moment that we spend in front of the piece, the mirrors change and break that image. The mirror surfaces that have different widths communicate with each other through the different angles that depend on movement and show us images that are mirrored once again in the approaching or departing neighbouring mirror. No image is static, every reflection of the world and of us is in movement, is connected to the rotation of the sculpture that we as observers can only follow by going along with it.

 

The artist takes up crucial elements of his sculptural and installative works. The light in his manifestations as daylight and artificial light, the mirrors as reacting surfaces reflecting images of the world, the movement of the imaging mirrors and the rectangular design shape of the eight mirror surfaces represent the minimal vocabulary that is typical for Kuball’s construction-bound and site-specific pieces. The calculated simplicity of the creating elements offers a variety of different perspectives to us, the observers. Depending on the viewpoint on the surfaces and the distance between them, we see the sky or the earth, elements of the park, the constructed surroundings, people in their entirety or in detail, mirrored in stages in front of us. The artificial light from the floor beneath the installation adds another possibility to our perception.

 

Very early on, in 2003, Mischa Kuball was already one of the consultants of the Gerisch Foundation together with artists like Dani Karavan and curators like Christoph Brockhaus. In 2018, this long connection has lead to an installation on-site."

 

Ulrich Krempel