A grouping of works exploring the swing between positive and negative interpretations of Enthusiastinnen (female enthusiasts). Rusty, convulsed, dug-up shapes are carefully placed together to form recognisable features, and with great enthusiasm, miss-interpreted into parallel functions. Alleged situations are recreated, sometimes one shift beyond their origin. Die Enthusiastinnen are both comic heroes and a tragic heroines. They are both hopelessly devoted. The enthusiasts’ energy, is often miss-placed and they can quickly find their ardour renegaded to the outskirts. The enthusiast is the perpetual amateur, denied the official recognition of the professional. The question remains; was that a pat on the back or a slap in the face?

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‘Enthusiastinnen’, 2012. Steel, wood, wrought iron. 270 x 300 x 4 cm.
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‘Enthusiastinnen’, 2012. Steel, wood, wrought iron. 270 x 300 x 4 cm.
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‘Enthusiastinnen’, 2012. Steel, wood, wrought iron. 270 x 300 x 4 cm.
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Installation view.
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‘Scenery for a fire’, 2012. Plaster, pigment. 80 x 130 x 6 cm.
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‘To battle!’, 2012. Steel, fabric, rigid foam. 197 x 134 x 65 cm.
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‘To battle!’, 2012. Steel, fabric, rigid foam. 197 x 134 x 65 cm.
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‘To battle!’, 2012. Steel, fabric, rigid foam. 197 x 134 x 65 cm.
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Detail of: ”Formally known as’ personality’, 2012. Wood, fabric, steel, air-dry clay, pigment. 70.5 x 50 x 7 cm.
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‘Kleben statt schrauben’, 2012. Steel, acetate, silicon, leather, gloss paint. 228 x 127 x 40 cm.
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Installation view.
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“The oldest trick”, 2012. Wood, wrought iron, steel. 148 x 30 x 16 cm.
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“The oldest trick”, 2012. Wood, wrought iron, steel. 148 x 30 x 16 cm.
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”Formally known as’ situation’, 2012. Steel, fabric, wood, clay, pigment. 28 x 120 x 60 cm.
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‘Flag’, 2012. Steel, fabric, clay. 70 x 50 x 40 cm.